Gartner has released a report regarding U.S. and worldwide PC shipments for Q3 of 2010. Apple’s Mac is outpacing the industry in terms of growth, and holds over 10% of market share. Apple had another strong quarter. Increasing traffic to Apple, associated with the iPad release (iPads are not included in Gartner’s PC shipment statistics), […]
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Apple Now Holds Over 10% of Computer Sales in U.S.

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Gartner has released a report regarding U.S. and worldwide PC shipments for Q3 of 2010. Apple’s Mac is outpacing the industry in terms of growth, and holds over 10% of market share.

Apple had another strong quarter. Increasing traffic to Apple, associated with the iPad release (iPads are not included in Gartner’s PC shipment statistics), as well as iMac and Mac Pro refreshes, contributed to the growth.

Apple held fourth place amongst U.S. computer shipments at 10.4% of the market, and unit growth of 13.7% compared to the year-ago quarter.

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Gartner also reports that there was only a 2.2% growth in U.S. PC shipments over the year-ago quarter. They claim this slump is due to lack of consumer PC demand due, at least in part by, the iPad delaying PC purchases.

“Media tablet hype around devices such as the iPad has also affected consumer notebook growth by delaying some PC purchases, especially in the U.S. consumer market. Media tablets don’t replace primary PCs, but they affect PC purchases in many ways,” Ms. Kitagawa said. “At this stage, hype around media tablets has led consumers and the channels to take a ‘wait and see’ approach to buying a new device.”

Fantastic numbers in the U.S., and good numbers in worldwide market considering where the Mac was ten, even five years ago. Amazing growth.

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