At today’s iPad 3 announcement, Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled a staggering data point, revealing that Apple sold more iPads in Q4 2011 than any individual PC manufacturer sold of their PC devices in the same quarter.
According to a slide (posted below), Apple sold 15.4 million iPads in Q4, whereas HP sold 15.1 million PCs in the same timeframe. Lenovo sold 13.1 million units in Q4. Basically Apple sold more iPads in Q4 of last year, than any PC manufacturer sold of their products worldwide.
He also said that there have been 200,000 apps made for the iPad to date, adding that “the momentum has been incredible,” and that the iPad is “The poster child of the post-PC world.”
Started by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne, Apple has expanded from computers to consumer electronics over the last 30 years, officially changing their name from Apple Computer, Inc. to Apple, Inc. in January 2007. Among the key offerings from Apple’s product line are: Pro line laptops (MacBook Pro) and desktops (Mac Pro), consumer line laptops (MacBook Air) and desktops (iMac), servers (Xserve), Apple TV, the Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server operating systems, the iPod, the...