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Apple doubles industry growth, US marketshare jumps

updated 03:25 am EDT, Tue July 19, 2005

Apple grows in Q2

Apple's worldwide PC sales in the second quarter and its US marketshare grew by more than 20 percent from the year-ago quarter, according to a Reuters report: Apple's share of the U.S. PC market grew during the second quarter to 4.5 percent--up from 3.7 percent a year ago. Apple's global unit shipments rose more than 37 percent, more than twice the 16.6 percent growth of the overall PC industry. IDC said Apple's growth was helped by sales of the Mac mini and its iPod music player. The article also notes that Gateway's US marketshare grew at a slightly slower rate of 17 percent, as it captured 6 percent of the market in the US--up from 5.3 percent a year ago.

Dell was the No. 1 vendor worldwide again during the quarter with nearly 9 million units shipped (up 24 percent from the year-ago quarter for a 19.3 percent global marketshare), while HP was No. 2 with 7.25 million units shipped (up 16 percent from the same quarter last year for a 15.6 percent global marketshare); Lenova shipped just over 3.5 million units to become the No. 3 vendor for 7.6 percent of the global marketshare.

IDC said that overall global PC shipments in the second quarter jumped a better-than-expected 16.6 percent, despite concerns of rising interest rates, oil prices and efforts to manage the Chinese economy. IDC also said that year-over-year growth in the US in second quarter--driven by strong consumer and public sector spending--bounced back "from a first quarter that was hampered by slow public sector spending and a difficult comparison to a year ago. Worldwide shipments of PCs rose to 46.6 million, up 16.6 percent from the year ago and driven by demand for notebook PCs and price cuts on desktop PCs, according to IDC.




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  1. iomatic

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    DOOOMED!!!

    Apple is DOOOMED!!!

    They'll say, "but it's ONLY a 37% increase."

    sigh.

  1. Eriamjh

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    5% here we come!

    Woo hoo!

  1. lost province

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    cower in fear, b. gates!

    all your marketshare are belong to us!

  1. ibugv4

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    so a yar from now

    Apple will have a 10.7% and Dell will have 17.6%, companies like Gateway and eMachines.. will cease to exist. HP, Dell, Apple and Levono will be the only players.

  1. horvatic

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Yep I can hear it now

    Analyst will yet again twist things to the dark side and some how say that this isn't good enough. Where as before they said Apple needs to increase its market share. Some how they will twist this into a negative story. For all of us however this is really great news. It means a lot of people are just sick of all the security woes on the Windows side and are now starting to purchase Macs.

  1. Sosa

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Amazing!

    Incredible! Marvelous! Oh Apple, you are truly magnificant!

  1. Ben Lawson

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Chill out!

    Good results for Apple. But horvatic and Sosa, back on the meds please... :-)

  1. MacnnGregor

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Good news...

    Though the first 5% is the easiest. Reading the accounts of people "disposing" of malwared PC's and buying new ones rather than fixing them will spawn the next largest growing submarket. It seems that people may buy a secondary cheap-o PC to surf the web and keep it separate from their mission critical PC. This is an angle for upgraded Mac Mini's to exploit!

  1. MacnnGregor

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Reading the actual ....

    ... article, it appears the biggest growth was overseas and business upgrades were also a significant factor. While MS is mired in security problems, it is time for Apple to really push a business Mac model. It is too bad the Intels aren't in the machines now while the fire is hot. Those chips might convince a few IT geeks to actually try Macs.

  1. ElRay

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Installed Base?

    And once again, they ignore installed base. Given that it's been shown over and over that Macs have a much longer lifespan, the installed base is much higher than the market share compared to the semi-disposable PeeCees that are being sold at the same time.

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