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Topic: IDC

Consolidation in struggling PC market considered 'inevitable' as sales plummet

04/11/2013, 02:04 pm

As the PC market continues to shrink even after the heavily hyped launch of Microsoft's Windows 8, consolidation among hardware makers and an industry-wide shakeup is likely "inevitable" in the coming years, according to a new analysis.

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IDC: Apple to approach Samsung in connected devices, tablets to surpass PCs

03/26/2013, 10:03 am

The iPhone 5 and iPad mini helped Apple largely close the gap between it and Samsung in terms of connected devices last quarter, according to a new report from IDC.

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IDC projects Android tablets will pass Apple's iPad this year, sees little good news for Microsoft

03/12/2013, 01:03 pm

The year 2013 will be the one in which shipments of tablets running Google's Android operating system will pass those of Apple's iPad, according to a new analysis out from IDC.

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Apple's iPhone grew to 25.1% global market share in 2012

01/25/2013, 08:01 am

The latest worldwide smartphone data from IDC reveals that Apple's worldwide market share grew to 25.1 percent in 2012.

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Apple's iPad projected to control 50% of tablet shipments through 2016

12/05/2012, 10:12 am

Apple's total share of the growing worldwide tablet market is forecast to shrink slightly but maintain iPad dominance through the year 2016 in the face of growing competition from Android and Windows.

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Apple's iOS grows to 23% of worldwide smartphone shipments

05/24/2012, 11:05 am

Apple continues to gain share in the worldwide smartphone market, as the latest data shows the iOS mobile operating system accounted for nearly a quarter of all smartphones shipped in the first quarter of 2012.

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Macs again outperform the market as Apple takes 10.6% of US PC shipments [u]

04/11/2012, 04:04 pm

Apple saw its domestic Mac shipments grow to 10.6 percent of the market in the first quarter of 2012, as the company once again grew while the rest of the PC market saw its shipments slide. [Updated with additional data from IDC]

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IDC predicts PC users won't upgrade to Windows 8, tablet sales will be "disappointing"

12/05/2011, 09:12 pm

Microsoft's Windows 8 is still a year away, but IDC is already predicting that the new release will be "largely irrelevant" to conventional PC users and that its ability to sell tablets will be "disappointing."

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IDC: Apple's iPad 2 took market share from Android tablets in Q2 2011

09/14/2011, 10:09 am

Apple's iPad 2 took the lion's share of global tablet shipments in the second quarter of calendar 2011, with a 68.3 percent share, while Android's share of tablets slipped, according to the latest figures from IDC.

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Apple's 142% iPhone growth outpaces mobile phone market by 12x in Q2

07/29/2011, 01:07 am

A massive iPhone shipment increase of 141.8 percent year over year gave Apple a growth rate more than 12 times that of the global mobile phone market in the second quarter, leaving the company poised to overtake LG as the No. 3 handset maker in the world.

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IDC bumps 2011 tablet forecast to 53M as Apple’s iPad 2 dominates

07/10/2011, 04:07 am

In spite of a seasonal drop in total tablet shipments in the first quarter of 2011, IDC raised its estimates for 2011 shipments to 53.5 million on the belief that Apple’s iPad 2 will continue to carry the tablet market.

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115% growth propels Apple to 5% share of global phone shipments

04/29/2011, 01:04 pm

The latest estimates for total mobile phone shipments worldwide place Apple in fourth place with 5 percent of the market, thanks to a record quarter and huge year over year growth for the iPhone.

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Mac sales up 25% in Americas, 76% in Asia

04/21/2011, 06:04 pm

While the bulk of attention in Apple's earnings was focused on iPhone sales, Apple also experienced dramatic growth in Macs, despite slow PC sales globally and a shrinking market for PCs in the US.

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Gartner rivals IDC to report Apple fifth largest, with 9.3% share of US PC market

04/13/2011, 11:04 pm

A report by Gartner agrees with IDC that PC shipments have contracted both globally and in the US, but the firm issued sales numbers that are significantly different than its market research rival. 

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US Mac sales grow 9.6% in Q1 2011 as rest of market drops 10.7%

04/13/2011, 05:04 pm

Apple's line of Mac computers saw great success in the U.S. in the first quarter of calendar 2011, growing 9.6 from 2010, while the rest of the American market fell 10.7 percent and netbook maker Acer tumbled 42.1 percent.

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IDC predicts Windows Phone will top Apple's iOS in market share by 2015

03/29/2011, 02:03 pm

A new forecast of the global smartphone platform market from research firm IDC has predicted that Microsoft's Windows Phone platform will see a resurgence in the next four years, overtaking Apple's iOS platform which powers the iPhone.

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IDC: Apple's iPad took 83% share of tablets shipped in 2010

03/10/2011, 12:03 pm

Contrasting Apple's recent claims that it controls more than 90 percent of the tablet market, research firm IDC revealed on Thursday that the iPad represented 73 percent of shipments in the fourth quarter of 2010, and 83 percent for the entire year.

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IDC: Apple still leads RIM as No. 2 worldwide smartphone maker

02/07/2011, 03:02 pm

Global smartphone sales have continued their explosive growth, topping 100 million total units last quarter, with Apple retaining second place among all vendors, according to IDC.

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RIM PlayBook only garnering half the prelaunch interest of iPad

01/25/2011, 03:01 pm

An analyst's survey of 1,100 consumers found just 6 percent reporting they are "likely" to buy RIM's new playbook, less than half the number who said the same of Apple's iPad last February.

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IDC: Apple hits 8.7% share as fastest growing PC maker in US 4Q sales

01/12/2011, 07:01 pm

Even without counting iPad sales, IDC's preliminary Q4 2010 report on PC shipments shows Apple experienced the fastest growth in an industry where average growth went negative due to tablet sales.

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