Recent reports suggest that Apple has a true chance of becoming the most important PC maker in the world by the end of this year.
The reason for this top position move could rely on the iPads' success.
The most recent report on this matter was published on German blog Apple Outsider and is the result of Sebastian Peitsch's research on the PC market. Sebastian Peitsch looked into figures related to the main players in the industry.
The research was controversial at first, as many analysts believed that tablets, ultra-mobile personal computer (UMPC) and other similar devices should be excluded from the study. If Pads' shipments are added to the research, this could turn the table completely and might put Apple in the top of the pecking order, by the end of this year. Under the circumstances, the Cupertino based company could get ahead of rivals such as Lenovo, Acer and Dell.
Apple's position is ensured by the prediction that 13 million iPads were sold in the last quarter of 2011, and also 5 million Macs. These sales figures alone could allow Apple to beat HP in the fight for the title "world's largest PC maker."