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10-11-2012, 03:21 AM #1
Gartner and IDC: Apple's Share of Declining U.S. PC Market Grows to 13.6%
IDC and Gartner recently released their third quarter reports for PC shipments today and although Apple isnít in the top 5 vendors for worldwide shipments, estimates from the two firms puts Appleís share of the U.S. market at 12.5% to 13.6%.
Gartner's numbers have the total market decline being indicated at 13.8% and more specifically Apple with 13.6% of the U.S. market (compared to the 12.5% that was estimated in Q3 of 2011). Appleís market position seems to firmly be behind that of Dell and HP. Lenovo is the only company which saw an increase while Apple remained to be the company which slowed down the least compared to the rest.
Apple captured 12.5% of the U.S. PC shipments according to IDC numbers in the third quarter, up from 11.8% in the same quarter last year. Overall, Apple faced a year over year unit decline of 7% but market leaders Dell and HP posted shipment declines of 16% and 18.8% respectively, while shipments in total were down 12.4% as a whole.
The following statement sums up the positions of the top 5 manufacturers alongside Apple:
Four of the top 5 vendors in the U.S. market experienced shipment declines. HP maintained the No. 1 position in the U.S. market despite a shipment decline of 19.3 percent (see Table 2). Lenovo was the only vendor among the top 5 to increase shipments. Both Acer and Toshiba shipments declined significantly due to the tough environment in the consumer market. Apple expected to have a PC shipment decline due to softness in the public market, but the company faced a slowdown in the consumer market.
Source: IDC, Gartner via AppleInsider
10-11-2012, 03:38 AM #2
If Apple goes down this path of making their computers unchangeable, I won't be buying another one. Can't upgrade the ram on my own freaking Mac is some bull. That refers to the retina display MacBook Pro for all you who don't know.
Last edited by rockyseay; 10-11-2012 at 08:25 AM.
10-11-2012, 06:21 AM #3
I wanted one but I built a PC instead. Repairs are way too much for my MacBook Pro!
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10-11-2012, 11:42 AM #8
"others" is the next biggest tech company! they are always in the infographics with lots of percentages!
10-11-2012, 12:27 PM #9
I'm really confused by the layout of that chart. Why is 2012 on the left and 2011 on the right? It looks opposite of what it's trying to show. Why would you show growth in a negative percentage like that?