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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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.
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In the Gartner report issued this week, U.S. sales of Apple's (AAPL) Macintosh computers grew 23% year over year last quarter while overall PC sales (even including the Mac) fell 6.6%.
That's been the story for much of 2010: PC sales weak, Macintosh sales strong.
But the Mac has been on its own trajectory for some MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 14, 2011 5:00 AM ET
The chickens are coming to roost for manufacturers that failed to innovate
"PCs are still seen as necessities," writes Gartner research director George Shiffler in a press release issued Monday. "But the PC industry's inability to significantly innovate and its overreliance on a business model predicated on driving volume through price declines are finally impacting the industry's ability to induce new replacement cycles."
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Why? Tablets are small and lightweight, and they have the computing power to accommodate enterprise-class applications. But they're also expensive, and can't do some MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Nov 22, 2010 12:34 PM ET
Gartner's and IDC's sales estimates don't always agree, but this is absurd.
Much was made Wednesday in Gartner's latest Worldwide Mobile Phone Sales report, and in subsequent news coverage, of the sudden surge in the sales of so-called "white box" mobile phones in the third quarter of 2010.
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