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PC shipments continue to shrink as consumers embrace tablets like Apple's iPad

01/10/2014, 08:01 am

While research firms Gartner and IDC have very different projections on how Apple's Mac lineup performed in the holiday quarter, both sides can agree on one thing: PC shipments continued to shrink over the holidays, as consumers once again opted for tablets over traditional computers.


Apple's domestic Mac sales surge 28.5% as overall PC market shrinks 7.5% [u]

01/09/2014, 04:01 pm

U.S. Mac sales spiked 28.5 percent year over year in the just-concluded fourth quarter of calendar 2013, according to the latest figures from Gartner, giving Apple a 13.7 percent share of its home market while the rest of the industry continues to struggle.


Apple's US Mac sales see strong 29% holiday growth

12/16/2013, 04:12 pm

Domestic Mac sales were up 29 percent in the first two months of the current holiday quarter, benefitting from an iMac shortfall that plagued Apple during the same quarter a year ago.


Mac shipments continue to shrink as Apple loses ground in US PC market

10/09/2013, 04:10 pm

The latest quarterly PC market tracking data from both Gartner and IDC shows that Apple's U.S. Mac shipments shrunk in the third quarter of calendar 2013, as the overall PC market outpaced Mac hardware.


Mac sales on pace to slide 5% in Apple's September quarter

08/19/2013, 04:08 pm

As the larger PC market continues to struggle, Apple, too, has seen its Mac sales decline year over year a trend that is on pace to continue in the current September quarter.


Windows 8.1, Intel's Haswell not expected to reverse sliding PC sales

07/11/2013, 01:07 pm

The PC market will continue its downward spiral in spite of the debuts of Microsoft's Windows 8.1 update and Intel's latest-generation Haswell processors, a new analysis contends.


Domestic Mac sales flat in April, viewed as slight positive for Apple

05/20/2013, 01:05 pm

The latest data from the NPD Group shows that domestic sales of Mac computers were about even year over year in the month of April, which one analyst interprets as potentially a positive sign for Apple.


PC gross margins expected to decline as sales shrink, Dell goes private

04/15/2013, 02:04 pm

The struggling PC market is forecast to go from bad to worse, as one analyst believes a number of market factors will push gross margins even lower in the already-cutthroat business.


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.


Improved iMac supply propels Apple's Mac sales up 14%

03/18/2013, 03:03 pm

After a disappointing holiday quarter, signs continue to show that Mac sales are on the rebound, with the latest data from the NPD Group revealing a 14% year over year increase in January and February.


After 'astonishingly' poor quarter, Mac sales predicted to rebound

03/01/2013, 10:03 am

Mac sales outgrew the overall PC market for 26 consecutive quarters until December, but Apple is expected to see sales improve in the current quarter.


US Mac shipments didn't shrink in holiday quarter, they grew 5%, Gartner says

01/14/2013, 08:01 am

Gartner on Monday contradicted its rival IDC and claimed that domestic Mac shipments actually grew for Apple by 5 percent year over year in the holiday quarter.


Latest PC estimates don't account for Apple's growing international share

01/11/2013, 01:01 pm

Estimated Mac shipments for Apple declined 0.2 percent year over year in the U.S., according to IDC. But those figures don't account for international shipments, where Apple is expected to see more growth.


US MacBook sales drop 6% over 2012 holidays, NPD says

01/04/2013, 11:01 am

In spite of discounts on Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and even Thanksgiving Day, Apple's MacBook line of computers saw a 6 percent decrease in U.S. sales over the five-week-long 2012 holiday sales period.


Mac sales to US businesses grow nearly 50%

11/21/2012, 03:11 pm

Sales of Mac hardware to U.S. businesses grew by 49.4 percent year over year in the September quarter, posting continued growth while PC sales shrank.


Apple on pace to sell 4.8M Macs in holiday quarter, down 7% year over year

11/20/2012, 03:11 pm

Domestic sales figures from the first month of Apple's holiday quarter have signaled the company is on track to sell 4.8 million Macs in the three-month period, representing a decrease from last year.


Apple PC shipments reach new high of 13.6% despite contracting global market

10/10/2012, 05:10 pm

Estimates released Wednesday from market research firms show overall U.S. PC shipments fell nearly 14 percent year-to-year in the third quarter of 2012, while Apple's share shrunk 6.1 percent over the same period.


Apple on pace to sell 5.1M Macs in September quarter

09/10/2012, 03:09 pm

Apple is on pace to see a record breaking September quarter with sales of 5.1 million Macs in the three-month span, according to the latest data.


Apple's OS X passes Windows Vista in worldwide usage

09/03/2012, 08:09 am

Total Web usage of Apple's OS X operating system has exceeded Microsoft's Windows Vista, while for the first time, Windows 7 has topped Windows XP to become the world's largest operating system.


iPad gives Apple market-leading 19% share of PC shipments

08/01/2012, 02:08 pm

Combined Mac and iPad sales reached more than 21 million in the second quarter of 2012, giving Apple a 19.4 percent share of all PC shipments.