updated 02:10 pm EDT, Mon July 25, 2005
Mac market share
Data collected by IDC indicates that the Mac has gained market share in worldwide PC shipments. Specifically, Apple's market share of worldwide PC shipments grew to 2.5% in Q2, up from 2.3% in Q1, notes research and investment firm PiperJaffray. "Apple's worldwide PC shipment market share over the last 2 years has been hovering in the 1.8%-2.3% range. We expect continued market-share gains through the back-half of CY05, as Apple benefits from carryover from the massive installed base of iPods during the back-to-school and holiday seasons." Mac market share increased 0.2% in each of the last 3 quarters. A continuation of 0.2% market share gains through the end of CY06 would lead to average CY06 Mac market share of 3.4%.