Expected to account for 73.4% of a market that has grown more than 260% since 2010
Gartner Inc. is a lot better at telling you what's already happened than predicting what's about to.
Witness Thursday's report on worldwide tablet sales in which it describes Apple (AAPL) as having a "free run" in the tablet market this coming holiday season, accounting for nearly three quarters of the 63.6 million units sold before the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 22, 2011 11:29 AM ET
Among smartphone operating systems, iOS' worldwide share grew nearly 30%
Apple's share of the worldwide mobile phone market (smart and not-so-smart) nearly doubled year over year in the second quarter of 2011, from 2.4% to 4.6%, according to a report issued Thursday by Gartner, Inc. That put Apple (AAPL) in fourth place among mobile phone vendors, well behind Nokia (NOK), Samsung and LG.
Apple's share of the rapidly-expanding smartphone market grew 29% MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 11, 2011 8:51 AM ET
Meanwhile, sales growth slowed worldwide as buyers shifted to smartphones and tablets
The iPad was the elephant in the room as Gartner and IDC reported that worldwide PC sales in the second quarter of 2011 were even worse than their modest expectations.
Shipments grew only 2.6% according to IDC and only 2.3% according to Gartner, well below the 6.7% Gartner had predicted and a fraction of the 12% IDC reported in Q1.
Apple, MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 14, 2011 7:14 AM ET
Wyoming and West Virginia, at 4.19% apiece, have the lowest concentration of Apple computers
Apple's (AAPL) share of the U.S. PC market is still shy of 10%, according Gartner's first quarter 2011 report, but some parts of the country are more Mac friendly than others.
Drawing on research gathered between June 2 and 8 by Chitika's ad network, which serves more than than 70 million impressions per day, MacDailyNews reports that San MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 28, 2011 6:07 AM ET
Despite higher prices, sales to end users worldwide more than doubled
Gartner issued its "mobile devices" report for the first quarter of 2011, two weeks after rival IDC's.
Here's what Gartner had to say about Apple (AAPL):
Apple sold 16.9 million units to end users worldwide, more than doubling its sales of iPhones year-on-year. This market-beating growth came from all regions: the iPhone is now available in 90 countries from 186 CSPs [communications MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 19, 2011 11:21 AM ET
Gartner's picture of the computer industry would look very different if it included the iPad
The blue line is the PC market as Gartner defines it with the iPad's growth thrown in. The green line is PCs running Microsoft's (MSFT) Windows. The red line is Apple's (AAPL) Macintosh. The orange line is the Mac plus the iPad.
Want more? Read Horace Dediu's analysis at Asymco.com.
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If Apple sold 1 million Verizon iPhones at launch, it doesn't show in ComScore's data
If you look very closely at the Feb. 2011 data in the chart at right you will see slight uptick in the green line that represents Apple's (AAPL) share of the U.S. smartphone market.
It's a subtle change. You might have to enlarge the chart (by clicking) to see it. It reflects, according to the ComScore data MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 2, 2011 11:22 AM ET
The research firm blames devices like Apple's for a 34% drop in its 2010 growth estimates
"We expect growing consumer enthusiasm for mobile PC alternatives, such as the iPad and other media tablets, to dramatically slow home mobile PC sales, especially in mature markets."
That's George Shiffler, research director at Gartner, Inc., giving his clients the bad news that the 15.9% growth his company had projected for notebook computer sales MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 4, 2011 11:30 AM ET
Canalys bucks the trend and includes tablets in its analysis of worldwide PC shipments
Where research firms like Gartner, IDC and NPD saw anemic single-digit PC sales last quarter, Canalys saw what it described in a report issued Wednesday as "strong PC industry growth of 19% in Q4 2010."
The difference is that Canalys, unlike those other market research firms, includes tablets like Apple's (AAPL) iPad in its definition of a PC.
By MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 26, 2011 8:01 AM ET
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