The iPad has launched Apple into third place in the market of portable tablet computers. The Cupertino-based company is currently surpassing the likes of other tech giants, such as Asus, Lenovo, Toshiba, and even Dell.
Deutsche Bank's Chris Whitmore believes that investors will really look at tablet computers when assessing consumer technology trends. "When including the iPad as part of the [notebook] market. Apple leapt over Asus, Lenovo, Toshiba and Dell in terms of global unit share," he writes.