“New data released by The NPD Group on Tuesday revealed that Apple accounted for 19.9 percent of all domestic consumer technology sales, based on revenue, from last year,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider. “That number was up from the 17.3 percent share Apple took in 2011.”

“Apple’s revenue easily beat out rival Samsung, which came in second with 9.3 percent, up from 7 percent in 2011,” Hughes reports. “The rest of the top five saw their share of revenue fall in 2012: HP dipped from 8.9 percent in 2011 to 8.2 percent last year, while Sony and Dell both slid to 4.4 percent and 3 percent, respectively.”

Hughes reports, “Apple also ranked third among consumer technology retailers, behind only Best Buy and Walmart. The Mac maker finished ahead of Amazon and Staples, which took fourth and fifth.”

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