Shipments of Apple's Mac computers were up 5.1% year over year in the second quarter of 2020, ahead of wider growth experienced by the PC industry following coronavirus delays, according to research firm Gartner.
Apple has suffered a major drop in iPad sales in China for the last quarter, according to analysts, with local rival Huawei overtaking Apple as the biggest tablet brand in the country, despite an overall slump in tablet sales for the period.
A second examination of the global PC market is corroborating earlier reports that Apple's Mac lineup struggled during the first quarter of 2020, with IDC saying its data is pointing to a more than 20% drop in shipments year-over-year.
Apple extended its lead over the global tablet sector in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to fresh statistics from research firm IDC, with the company gobbling up 36.5% of the market on strong demand for the new 10.2-inch iPad.
Apple's share of the worldwide PC market continued a year-long downward trend amidst a wider industry rebound, as Mac shipments shrank in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to estimates released on Monday by market research firms Gartner and IDC
Apple's market share in the global PC market shrunk slightly in the third quarter of 2019 compared with last year, according to Canalys, despite the company seeing a year-on-year increase in Mac and MacBook shipments.
The iPad has extended its lead over other tablets in the second quarter, shipment figures from IDC claim, with Apple now making up 38.1 percent of the global tablet market and seeing increased growth over the same quarter last year, while competitors are largely enduring a reduction in shipments for the period.
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Market research firms IDC and Gartner released widely diverging worldwide PC marketshare estimates for the second quarter of 2019 on Thursday, with one firm finding Mac shipments up nearly 10% while the other saw Apple suffering negative growth.
Apple will be a primary growth driver of worldwide smartwatch sales through 2023, though its share of the market is expected to see erosion from an onslaught of competitors, according to research firm IDC.
The smartphone market has stabilized in EMEA regions despite there being a contraction of sales in the Middle East, claims IDC, with Apple seen to be facing challenges from Chinese competitors as it sees its lowest level of market share in Europe for the first quarter in five years.
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Xiaomi took the unusual step of reporting its smartphone shipments for the March quarter, which it issued in response to phone shipment data it said was "inaccurate and unfair, and deviates from our actual performance in terms of shipment of smartphones." Apple neither reported iPhone units nor took issue with IDC's data, despite its shipments clearly being undercounted by a margin more than twice as large.
IDC is one of the market research companies that confidently reports quarterly shipments, market share and growth figures for PCs, smartphones and other products with an implied accuracy down to the tenth of a percentage point. But, the company's latest figures are "highly inaccurate" to the point of "embarrassing," according to well-regarded analyst Neil Cybart of Above Avalon.
Apple is continuing to lead the rest of the wearables market, according to data from IDC, with sales of the Apple Watch, AirPods, and Beats headphones helping the iPhone maker maintain its position in a market that grew 31.4 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018.
According to the latest industry estimates from research firm IDC, Samsung was the world's top smartphone vendor during the quarter ending in December, a shopping season typically dominated by Apple's iPhone.
Apple Watch Series 3 is still a major player in Apple's smartwatch lineup, as the legacy device outperformed its newer Series 4 siblings to drive a bulk of Apple's wearables sales for the third quarter of 2018.