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Apple hits 6.6% US marketshare in Q1

updated 06:00 pm EDT, Wed April 16, 2008

Gartner

New research from Gartner says Worldwide PC Market Grew 12 percent in first quarter of 2008, with the U.S. recession effecting minimal disturbance on Global PC Shipments in the quarter. Worldwide PC shipments totaled 71.1 million units in the first quarter of 2008, a 12.3 percent increase from the first quarter of 2007. Apple saw the biggest gain among the top 5 vendors in the U.S. market, enjoying strong retail sales coupled with "decent growth" in the professional market. Meanwhile, Hewlett-Packard extended its lead, with marketshare increasing to 18.3 percent. Dell registered its second consecutive quarter of double-digit growth in the worldwide market.

U.S. PC shipments totaled 15.2 million units in the first quarter of 2008, a 3 percent increase from the same period last year, and Gartner says that home mobile PC growth was the primary driver. Dell's share of the U.S. market totaled 31.4 percent, while HP registered its lowest year-on-year growth since the Compaq merger in 2003. Apple's share grew from 5.2 percent in the first quarter of 2007 to 6.6 percent in the first quarter of 2008, an increase of 32.5 percent.

Elsewhere, Asia/Pacific PC shipments reached 19.1 million units in the first quarter of 2008, a 19 percent increase from the same period last year and Latin America PC shipments totaled 6.3 million units, a 19.1 percent increase from the same period last year. PC shipments in Japan grew 0.6 percent in the first quarter of 2008, as shipments reached 4.1 million units.




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  1. WiseWeasel

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    US Marketshare In US?

    Really? They have a 6.6% US marketshare in the US? What's their *US* marketshare not in the US? Is there any US marketshare in Europe? /facetiousness

  1. chucker

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    re: us marketshare in us?

    Really? They have a 6.6% US marketshare in the US? What's their *US* marketshare not in the US? Is there any US marketshare in Europe?

    Funny you should ask, as I have those numbers just here:

    Apples market share to americans living in europe (the so-called US marketshare in europe) was 5.378756% for the last quarter.

  1. apostle

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    marketshare

    I always think it interesting that Apple is compared to "other" pc makers like Dell or HP. Apple creates the software and then designs the hardware to support the software (I know that Apple outsources the hardware manufacturing).

    Microsoft essentially does the same thing. They design the software, define the hardware specifications and then outsource the manufacturing/assembly to companies like Dell or HP.

    So instead of comparing Apple to Dell, shouldn't the people who manufacture Apple's hardware be the ones compared to Dell or HP. Dell, HP et al just assemble parts, like Apple's manufacturers.

    No one compares Microsoft to Apple's hardware suppliers. Why then is Apple compared to Microsoft's hardware suppliers.

    ...just a thought

    =o)

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