Apple has been the largest computer manufacturer in the world for three straight quarters on the back of exploding iPad sales.
Tablets and PCs can be viewed as a continuous market, especially with the increased deployment of tablets in the enterprise, which used to exclusively be the domain of PCs. Research also indicates that consumers use their tablets more like PCs than like smartphones
Using the combined tablet-PC definition, Apple was the largest computer manufacturer in the world last quarter by almost 8 million units.
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