In the No. 3 spot, Apple is behind only HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) and Acer Inc. , and it's still gaining ground, Fortune says.
"Our retail checks suggest this share shift continues in July, where the iPad is directly cannibalizing demand for other vendors' NB products," Deutsche Bank analyst Chris Whitmore told Fortune, "Remarkably, Apple's traditional MacBook business posted accelerated unit growth on a Y/Y basis in 2Q despite the launch of the iPad while every other Top 5 vendor slowed."
Without the iPad, Apple occupies only the No. 7 spot. But Whitmore believes that investors will increasingly factor tablet computers into these numbers.
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— Erin Barker, Digital Content Reporter, Light Reading Cable