Apple sees growth in Q1\'05
Apple saw in the first quarter of 2005 with the Mac mini and the halo effect helping driving its success, according to IDC. Meanwhile, Apple moved up into the fifth position in Gartner's U.S. rankings, between fourth-ranked IBM and sixth-ranked Toshiba, according to the CNET News.com report. Strong shipments of iMacs and PowerBooks helped Apple grow its overall U.S. shipments by 45 percent--more than any other PC maker-to 571,000 during the quarter, giving it 3.7 percent of U.S. markeshare--up almost 16 percent from the fourth quarter of 2004 and well ahead of its 2.6 percent marketshare in first quarter of 2004. IDC said that total worldwide shipments rose 10.9 percent from the same quarter a year ago to reach 46.1 million, saying that Apple shipped 1.07 million units worldwide and 450,000 in the US. IDC noted that Dell's shipments increased by about 8 percent to nearly 5 million, and HP grew almost 4 percent to about 2.7 million units.