updated 06:55 pm EDT, Mon October 17, 2005
Mac marketshare grows
Apple's Mac shipments in US in the third calendar quarter , more than quadruple the industry growth rate. During the same period, Apple also saw its U.S. market share increase by more than 30 percent from 3.3 percent to 4.3 percent according to IDC. CNET News.com reports that during the September, that overall PC sales grew by 17.1 percent, while sales in the US grew by 11 percent--driven by the popularity of notebooks, low-cost systems and international sales. The same numbers show that Apple has a 2.3 percent market share worldwide, while Gateway saw its U.S. market share rise from 5.2 percent to 6.4 percent through a growth rate of 35.2 percent. OtherIDC numbers show that Hewlett-Packard closed the gap betwen it and the No. 1 PC vendor, Dell, by showing a slightly faster growth rate than Dell, while No. 4 PC vendor Acer grew the "torrid pace" of 53.7 percent (worldwide), boosting its global market share from 3.6 percent to 4.7 percent.