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10-09-2013, 04:10 PM #1
Domestic Mac Shipments Continue to Shrink
Despite their ability to generate mammoth mounds of cash for Apple, Mac shipments aren't as healthy as they used to be in the United States.
In fact, on Wednesday Gartner published new PC market tracking data and the health of the overall industry continues to decline.
Worldwide PC shipments totaled 80.3 million units in the third quarter of 2013, an 8.6 percent decline from the same period last year, Gartner reports.
This marks the sixth consecutive quarter of declining worldwide shipments.
For Apple in particular, preliminary U.S. PC vendor unit shipment estimates for 3Q13 put Apple down just over 2% from 3Q2012.
"The third quarter is often referred to as the 'back-to-school' quarter for PC sales, and sales this quarter dropped to their lowest volume since 2008," said Mikako Kitagawa, principal analyst at Gartner. "Consumers' shift from PCs to tablets for daily content consumption continued to decrease the installed base of PCs both in mature as well as in emerging markets. A greater availability of inexpensive Android tablets attracted first-time consumers in emerging markets, and as supplementary devices in mature markets."
10-09-2013, 05:14 PM #2
I wonder if Apple is going to figure out a way that we can perform iTunes sync with iPads as our computer
Otherwise it still seems like you need to have some computer in your home maybe not multiple machines anymore
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10-09-2013, 06:14 PM #3
They build them so well they last forever
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10-09-2013, 06:55 PM #4
Those ipads need a hell of a lot more memory before it will ever replace a real computer for me.
10-09-2013, 08:22 PM #5
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10-09-2013, 09:51 PM #7
No way in hell my iPhone or iPad will replace my PC, at least not yet.
10-09-2013, 10:53 PM #8
10-10-2013, 09:45 AM #9
i absolutely love my MacBooks and iMacs and but since they removed the cd drive nobody wants to buy them.. I'm in need of a new macbook in a year or so and i don't no what ima do, there is no way I'm ever going back to crappy pc laptops they are terrible! and why should i buy a brand new macbook which costs even more now and then they want us to spend even more to get the cd drive which use to be included?!?!? i mean wtf! i no cd's and dvd's are becoming less used but we are not yet in the time where they are not needed any more such as the good ol' floppy disks we use to have lol. APPLE PLEASE BRING THEM BACK!!! at least for another 5 years then u can get rid of them again.
10-10-2013, 10:27 AM #10
10-10-2013, 12:29 PM #11
I have several dvd burners in usb enclosures from several years ago and dont need to buy one, but I agree until they start putting software on sd cards or thumb drives it can be a pain to go get the drive and use it.
I have to admit, I could careless there was no dvd/cd drive on my rMBP. I prefer the smaller footprint. It would have been cool if they included a superdrive as a part of the cost of the rMBP(but that is not Apple's way...everything ala carte)
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10-11-2013, 09:26 PM #14
Id hate to see a world without laptops and desktops. I love my mobile gadgets but they don't come anywhere near what I can do with my PC.