iPad Causing Split in PC Sales
PC manufacturers around the globe are starting to see large declines in their desktop PC sales, creating what is being referred to as a “bifurcated market” of corporate and home device usage. The iPad is getting credit for adding a new variable to home computer usage with its small form factor and large array of applications for movies, games, document publishing, and more which is filling the computing need of many personal users. HP PC sales dropped 23 percent and Dell consumer sales dropped 7.5. The 4.69 million iPads sold last quarter are even making an impact in software sales with Microsoft Windows numbers dropping 4.4 percent. The home PC market is transforming itself into smaller and more mobile devices with many of the big PC manufacturers following Apple’s lead and beginning to produce their own devices.
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