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Mac’s Share of Worldwide PC Market Continues to Grow, as PC Shipments Decline in Q1 2016

Mac’s Share of Worldwide PC Market Continues to Grow, as PC Shipments Decline in Q1 2016

Apple’s Mac continued to grab PC marketshare from Windows-based machines during Q1 2016, even as the PC market as a whole shrank. This according to the latest data from Gartner and IDC. And, as usual, Gartner and IDC each told a slightly different story, but both had a reasonably happy ending for Apple.

Mac's Share of Worldwide PC Market Continues to Grow, as PC Shipments Decline in Q1 2016

Apple’s first quarter 2016 share of the global PC market grew to 7.4%, which was good for fourth place, says IDC. That’s a 0.7% increase from the same period one year ago. Although their marketshare grew, Apple’s Mac sales actually shrank by 2.1% to just under 4.5 million. However, that easily allowed them to outpace the rest of the PC market, which shrank a precipitous 11.5%.

IDC’s numbers show first place Lenovo’s sales slip 8.5% year-over-year, falling to 12.1 million units, good for 20.1% of the market overall.

Second place HP held a 19.2% piece of the pie, down 10.8%, accounting for 11.6 million units. Dell’s numbers were good enough to show, taking third place with 9 million units, accounting for a 14.9% share, down 2% from the same time last year.

Gartner’s numbers were a bit different, showing Apple’s worldwide shipments advancing 1% year-over-year to 4.6 million for the quarter, grabbing a 7.1% marketshare. HP’s number slid 9%, Lenovo was down 7.2%, and Dell slipped just 0.4%. Gartner says the only major Windows PC maker to see growth was Asus, up slightly with 1.5%.

Mac's Share of Worldwide PC Market Continues to Grow, as PC Shipments Decline in Q1 2016

Gartner’s U.S. numbers showed a 14% overall growth in the U.S. for Lenovo. Dell performed well, with a 3% increase, good for 26% of the stateside market. Apple slipped slightly in its home country, and HP took a big hit, with its shipments falling hard, dropping 17%.

IDC’s U.S. number showed Apple good for fourth place, with a 13% share, with sales of 1.77 million units stateside. IDC’s numbers show U.S. Apple easily outperforming the overall domestic PC market, with sales up by 5.6%, while overall PC sales in the U.S. were down 5.8%.

(Via AppleInsider)

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