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As PC sales implode, Apple Mac sales are surging

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 9:02PM EST
Mac vs PC Sales

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The latest data from research firms IDC and Gartner reveals that the PC industry is imploding. Year over year, PC sales dropped by about 10-12%. Apple, though, continued to buck this industry-wide trend as Mac sales jumped dramatically in an otherwise declining market.

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Year over year, Apple enjoyed the biggest improvement in PC marketshare, jumping from 5.9% during the second quarter of 2014 to 7.8% during the second quarter of 2015. What’s more, Apple was the only manufacturer to see an actual increase in PC shipments year over year. With some players like HP suffering a more than 10% decline in growth, Apple’s year over year growth checked in at an impressive 16.1%.

The following chart courtesy of AppleInsider is rather telling.

With Apple set to release its earnings results for the June quarter on July 21, it’ll be interesting to see what the official sales figures look like. As a measuring stick, note that Apple during its June 2014 quarter sold 4.4 million Macs and generated $5.5 billion in revenue.

Yoni Heisler Contributing Writer

Yoni Heisler has been writing about Apple and the tech industry at large with over 15 years of experience. A life long expert Mac user and Apple expert, his writing has appeared in Edible Apple, Network World, MacLife, Macworld UK, and TUAW.

When not analyzing the latest happenings with Apple, Yoni enjoys catching Improv shows in Chicago, playing soccer, and cultivating new TV show addictions.