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Apple's suppliers were discovered to be in violation of rules

There was a second repeat offender, but Apple claims to be "correcting" its practices.Point taken, but that seems to be a decidedly commercial and first-world criterion.

By: karan zy
Category: Business
: Computers
Posted: Jan 17, 2012
Updated: Jan 17, 2012
Views: 180


Apple's suppliers were discovered to be in violation of rules

There was a second repeat offender, but Apple claims to be "correcting" its practices.Point taken, but that seems to be a decidedly commercial and first-world criterion. In the developing world, the smartphone is the PC for most people who can afford one, and, for the vast majority, will be for the foreseeable future. While IDC may be just categorizing for the sake of market analysis, that is, to me, still kind of arbitrary.Netbooks have been counted as PCs from the beginning.

iPads closely match netbooks in functionality. Thus it is only fair to include iPads in any PC count.It would also be interesting to show the $1000+ PC market share chart. Depending on country, Apple has between 10 to 90% market share of that.PED, the chart actually has a couple issues: one, the lines between "3Q11" and "3Q11 w/iPad" shouldn't be contiguous. But the Metro interface is designed for multitouch, while PCs and the software that runs on them are designed for keyboard and mouse.

A better chart would have each line split at "2Q11" to without iPad and a dashed line to with iPad. Two, the best chart would be to include tablet sales going back in time, as obviously, iPads didn't just appear in Q3 2011. Microsoft's decision to make Windows 8 for use on both desktop PC computers and tablets (instead of 2 separate operating systems) will be dell xps m1730 battery downfall.On the PC side, Windows 8 is really just Windows 7 with a Metro interface glued onto the front.

It only matters how many devices run whatever if you are some sad fan boy that thinks technology is a religion. Grow up millions of people every day use Android and really enjoy the experience.Buy what you want to buy and use what you want to use, keep your snobbery for the country club. Block out the last set of data points and the lines leading to Dell latitude d820 battery and look at the chart. Then, you can see the underlying trend: HP, Acer and Dell are declining; Apple and Lenovo are climbing.

The 4Q CY11 data PED linked to in an earlier article, "Mac sales zigged as Windows PC sales sagged in Q4," shows that it got even "worse" for HP and Acer, while Dell climbed a bit and Lenovo.Netbooks have been counted as PCs from the beginning. iPads closely match netbooks in functionality. Thus it is only fair to include iPads in any PC count. You probably see where I'm going here. The fact of the matter is, we probably wouldn't be having Dell latitude d830 battery discussion if someone was saying, "we need to consider smartphones as PCs"



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