IDC: Apple’s fourth-largest PC vendor worldwide




According to market researcher IDC, Apple takes its first fifth place in terms of the global delivery of PCs. Thanks to price cuts and increasing demand in Western markets Apple competitor Asus have overtaken.

According to IDC, sales of PCs stabilized globally, the decline was only 1.7 percent, after many quarters of larger quantities. Especially in established markets such as there would be an improved demand in Western countries and include the Chromebook delivery would sit on the rise, while the PC market would benefit from the decline in demand for tablets. Moreover, according to the research company, however, that the effects of replacing Windows XP systems ebbed and that the growing demand for low cost systems a risk for the PC industry.

More remarkable is that Apple, which focuses on the top of the market with iMacs and MacBooks, according to IDC, Asus has driven from place fifth in terms of global deliveries. Apple would become a market share of 6.3 percent and nearly 5 million systems shipped in the quarter, up from 5.7 percent and 4.58 percent last year. The largest PC manufacturer Lenovo continues, followed respectively by HP, Dell and Acer.

IDC Q3 2014

In competitive research firm Gartner is Apple is not in the top 5 and Asus sees its market share in the figures of this market researcher increase from 6.2 percent last year to 7.3 percent last quarter. The reason may be that Gartner tablets with x86 processors and Windows 8 counted as PC shipments; IDC does not. Gartner’s top four otherwise identical to that of IDC and all manufacturers see their market share rise, at the expense of the smaller manufacturers.


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