iPad said to be devouring would-be PC customers

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Om nom nom… That sound you hear is Apple’s iPad cannibalizing sales of personal computers. Fortune reports that Needham & Company analyst Charlie Wolf says that there is now “definitive evidence” that the iPad is gobbling up customers who in years past would have purchased PCs. Wolf’s evidence is that Mac shipments to schools in Q3 2012 fell by 0.1% while overall PC sales to schools dropped nearly 13.9%, even as Apple sold more than 1 million iPads to schools over the same period. Read the full story at Boy Genius Report.

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Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.



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