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Meet the Surprising Company That’s Helping the iPad Destroy PCs

Is there any good news left for PC makers? New data supplied to TechCrunch from ad platform Karbon says iPad video traffic is up 150% over the past six months. Researchers NPD and IDC both peg tablets as outselling laptops no later than next year. And now, as if to prepare for the shift, longtime PC peripherals maker Logitech (NASDAQ: LOGI  ) has introduced a wired iPad keyboard.

The news comes at an opportune time for Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) shareholders, who have seen their company's stock suffer in a news vacuum. CEO Tim Cook probably didn't help matters when he refused to even hint at new products at the recent All Things Digital tech conference, says Tim Beyers of Motley Fool Rule Breakers and Motley Fool Supernova.

For Apple investors, Tim says Logitech's move is reflective of a welcome movement toward alternative computing devices and away from PCs. Few companies are better positioned to profit from the shift than the iEmpire, which made its own change six years ago when the late Steve Jobs dumped "Computer" from Apple's corporate moniker.

Do you agree? Please watch the video to get Tim's full take, and then let us know whether you're using an iPad or other tablet as a PC replacement -- and if so, how.

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  • Report this Comment On May 31, 2013, at 8:19 PM, VegasSmitty367 wrote:

    The PC will be around a lot longer then the Motley Fool!

  • Report this Comment On June 02, 2013, at 4:59 PM, Toolishfoo wrote:

    One year ago used Dell desktop running Win7 90% of the time and iMac 10%. Today, use iPad3 90% and iMac 10% when I've got to have a USB port and some iMac apps. Will never use PC/Windows ever again. Good riddance.

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