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Mac market share up 26% in Q2

updated 05:25 pm EDT, Wed July 18, 2007

Macs have 5.6% share in US

Reporting that worldwide PC shipments grew by 12.5 percent in the second quarter 2007, IDC has issued its latest PC Tracker market share analysis. According to its statistics, Apple's share of the US personal computer market grew 26.2 percent year-over-year, pegging the company as the 4th largest vendor in terms of unit shipments with 5.6 percent of the market. IDC's channel checks show that Apple moved 960,000 Macs in the quarter, compared with 600,000 Macs (representing 3.8 percent market share) in the year-ago quarter. Dell topped IDC's list of US vendors, shipping 4.8 million PCs in the quarter and achieving 28.4 percent market share. Dell's unit shipments shrank nearly 11 market share year-over-year, however. HP, meanwhile, nearly matched Apple's growth with a 26 percent year-over-year growth in market share, taking the number 2 spot with 23.6 percent of the market.

Overall, the United States market accelerated to 7.2% growth following a slow second half of 2006. IDC said "The Portables market remained strong, driven by consumer retail and channel activity. Although desktop shipments continued to contract, shipment volume was higher than anticipated. Dell remained the top vendor, though still losing ground as it restructures and faces rising competition."

A previous market share report from NPD Data showed that Apple's online and retail sales grow to 13 percent of the overall consumer market during May, up more than 12 percent from its 11.6 percent share in April. The company's notebook sales saw an even more impressive gain, rising to 14.3 percent from 12.5 percent in April.

Apple is due to hold its third-quarter earnings call on July 25th, when the company will announce actual Mac unit shipments for the quarter.

by MacNN Staff




  1. rtamesis

    Joined: Dec 1969


    The sky is falling

    Apple is now definitely doomed. ;)

  1. space-e

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Move on over Michael - and get those plastic s*** boxes of yours out the way...

  1. McDave

    Joined: Dec 1969


    What %..

    ..of the worldwide market can actually buy Macs?


  1. Eriamjh

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Kickin' a**...

    ...and takin' names.

    (I don't even know what that means.)

  1. Jonathan-Tanya

    Joined: Dec 1969


    and no mass market box

    and apple did that while still refusing to meet their customers demands for an expandable low cost tower. Imagine if they would actually listen to what many of their customers want, how well they would do. No trick boxes without keyboard or mouse, but an actual expandable consumer If they are doing over 10% in the notebook space, their is no excuse for not doing the same in desktops...oh there is one good excuse...when your boss is Steve Jobs, I guess thats your excuse.

  1. Terrin

    Joined: Dec 1969


    I agree

    I also would like Apple to bring back a relatively low end expandable tower. I understand the whole, "well it is a professional machine, so it is going to cost more thing." However, that never stopped Apple from offering such a machine in the past. Not to long ago, you used to be able to get an expandable tower for about $1599. The way it is now students who do media intensive wok are looking for an entry level professional machine but cannot get one.

    The only reason I can think of that Apple doesn't offer such an option any more is that the desktop market is shrinking and Apple wants a certain amount of people buying iMacs and a certain amount of people buying Towers to justify building both.

    For what it is worth, besides notebooks, I have always bought towers so I could expand them. However, besides memory, I never end up expanding or upgrading anything.

  1. ibugv4

    Joined: Dec 1969


    No towers

    Apple would be better without any towers. You want a corporate system, get some iMacs and an Xserve and configure the applications for use via the server. Towers are a thing of the past, like cars less than 10% of the market bothers with upgrades. Most folks will go out and replace the whole shebang, sorry gamers -- your not, and never will be, Apple's intended market. Not unless you want a portable, anyway. Apple needs more All in ones with newer designs, not new towers. The tower is dead, its a staple of 'web 1.0,' and we're far beyond that now.

  1. gskibum3

    Joined: Dec 1969



    "640K ought to be enough for anybody" Bill Gates 1981

  1. Deal

    Joined: Dec 1969


    It is expandable

    The Mac Pro is about as expandable as it gets. It's a PC in a very nice case. They cost what they cost and the door closes without a fuss. Show me another desktop PC that you can close up without swearing at least once.

    I suppose you could skimp on something else to bring the cost down, but I personally don't want to see a Celeron Mac.

  1. rtbarry

    Joined: Dec 1969



    why compete with the low-margin, BYOBox crowd? apple is successful because they DON'T skimp. they build appropriately priced, high-end, beautifully designed products, across the range.

    let the Dells and off-brands compete for the low-end. apple is not about bottom-feeding. you don't need that level of design and execution at the low end.

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