back to article Apple and Android split Santa's stash, go on Xmas PC and tab high

Apple sold more tablets and PCs than anybody over the Christmas trading period but – just like everybody else – it felt growing pressure from Google’s Android. That is the story of PC and tablet makers for the fourth quarter of 2013, according to the first numbers for the period from analyst outfit Canalys, given to The …


This topic is closed for new posts.
  1. Frankee Llonnygog

    I wonder how long before ...

    Lenovo buys Microsoft's Windows OS business?

    I know, I know - it's an insane idea. But remember - they laughed at Norman Wisdom...

    1. This post has been deleted by its author

      1. Frankee Llonnygog

        Re: I wonder how long before ...

        No, it means you're not Albanian

  2. c:\boot.ini

    In the UK, Microsoft sold 124,000 Surfaces – up from 90 in 2012. You read that correctly: 90 Surfaces were sold in the whole of the UK in the fourth quarter of 2012.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      "90 Surfaces were sold in the whole of the UK"

      Names and addresses? I have a bridge in London for which I need a quick buyer.

  3. This post has been deleted by its author

    1. jai


      Personal Computer - the term is OS and manufacturer agnostic. It's not a trademark for a machine that runs windows or linux or BeOS or.....

      1. Steve Knox

        RE: the term is OS and manufacturer agnostic.

        Not according to a particular fruity manufacturer...

        1. Richard Plinston

          Re: RE: the term is OS and manufacturer agnostic.

          The first company to use "personal computer" in advertising was ... Apple for their Apple II in 1978.

          These days the computers that are the most 'personal' are the ones in your pockets.

      2. Pookietoo

        Re: I sold more PC's than Apple

        No you didn't - apart from it not saying "Wintel PCs" Apple's current desktop and laptop hardware will happily run Windows anyway.

  4. This post has been deleted by its author

  5. Big_Ted


    I almost became a member of a very exclusive club and boosted that figure to 91......

    Then I woke up next day without the alchohol bending my reality field and didn't buy one after all.

    I bet also that even the most doubtful among us wouldn't have given a figure that low if we were serious about it.......

  6. Phil_Evans

    "Of that, Microsoft was the single largest OEM to offer Windows 8 via Surface, with Microsoft accounting for 51 per cent of sales of Windows 8 tabs."

    I take it there's just one other fool trying to sell the remaining 49 % ?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      And the rather nifty Transformer T100, a laptop with a detachable keyboard.

  7. Alan Denman

    A Sterling cliff hanger

    With all that lucre now gone to an off-shore haven instead of the exchequer, globally Sterling edges ever towards the cliffs of Dover

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    That's a lot of tablets for a single vendor (Apple) to ship and especially so considering their premium price and that they were contstrained for most / all the period so if they could have made more they would have sold more.

  9. Paul Crawford Silver badge

    This report kind of agrees what what I heard from family/friends/work: that Apple were top dog in choice, but Android the most popular cost+usefulness combination.

    Me, I ended up buying a Chromebook from PC World as a replacement for an old netbook (two good reasons to feel a bit dirty), mainly because it was <£200 and "good enough". Had a WinRT slab been unlocked so I had the choice of dual-booting Linux, and using the supplied Windows ARM-variant, it probably would have won...

    Oh well, that is how the cookie crumbles!

This topic is closed for new posts.

Other stories you might like