Apple is losing ground on market desktops and laptops

Oct

11

2018

Analysts:
Apple has lost market share in desktops and laptops in the past year, IDC and Gartner say. Other manufacturers delivered more PCs, while the deliveries of Apple went down. The analysts do not provide an explanation for this.

Gartner estimates that deliveries of Mac products fell by 8.5 percent from a year ago, while IDC believes the decline is 11.4 percent. The analysts do not yet have exact figures from the American manufacturer. They only come out when Apple publishes its quarterly results and that happens early next month.

Neither analyst firm provides an explanation for the decline in deliveries of Mac products. The Macs did better than the market for years, but now that is the other way around. Lenovo, HP and Dell, the top three PC makers, delivered more devices than in the third quarter of last year. The analysts disagree about Acer; Gartner says that Acer’s deliveries went down, according to IDC, that grew right.

The global PC market remained stable in the past year. Approximately 67 million desktops and laptops are sold every three months. The market for desktops and laptops is much larger than that of tablets, but smaller than that of smartphones. Lenovo is again market leader, according to both analysts, after it lost that position to HP for a short time.

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