updated 08:30 am EDT, Mon June 4, 2007
Apple: No. 10 in servers
Apple was among the top 10 PC vendors in server sales in the first quarter of 2007, according to the latest market research numbers. Market research firm released server sales numbers showing that both Hitachi and Apple displaced Lenovo and Langchao which were among the top-10 worldwide server brands in the fourth quarter of 2006. Hitachi was ranked as the No. 9 in first quarter of 2007, while Apple was No. 10, according to IDC numbers cited by Digitimes. Apple reportedly shipped 8,700 Xserve units in the quarter, growing 73 percent from the previous quarter, the report said. "With Apple launching the fifth generation Xserve server adopting Intel Dual Core Xeon processors (Woodcrest) several enterprises started to adopt the Apple servers, which boosted the company's growth in first quarter 2007."