According to NPD DisplaySearch, Apple shipped nearly 17.2 million mobile PCs in Q1’12, accounting for 118% Y/Y shipment growth. Nearly 80% of Apple’s mobile PC shipments were iPads, which reached over 13.6 million units in the quarter, for 162% Y/Y growth.
Total mobile PC shipments in Q1’12 were 76.2 million units, a seasonal drop of 15% compared to Q4’11. Shipments grew 30% Y/Y, with tablet PCs growing 124% Y/Y and notebooks and mini-notes growing 12%. Talking about regional perspective, the China market stood out with Q/Q shipment growth.
“The China region had sequential quarter shipment growth, achieving 13% for mobile PCs overall, 12% for notebook and mini-note PCs, and 16% for tablet PCs,” said Richard Shim, NPD DisplaySearch Senior Analyst. “This is noteworthy given the sequential declines in all other regions as well as the declines in other product categories including TVs and monitors.”