“Continuing to buck trends, Mac sales rose 16.1 percent year-over-year in the June quarter even as the PC industry as a whole shrank 11.8 percent, according to new estimates published on Thursday by research firm IDC,” Roger Fingas reports for AppleInsider.

“Apple is believed to have sold just under 5.14 million computers, putting it in fourth place under leaders Lenovo, HP, and Dell. Those companies sold 13.44 million, 12.25 million, and 9.56 million units respectively,” Fingas reports. “Below Apple were Acer and ASUS, both roughly at 4.33 million, with a slight edge given to Acer.”

“In all, IDC estimates that some 66.14 million computers were shipped during the quarter,” Fingas reports. “Providing an alternate view, Gartner released its own research data, indicating that worldwide PC shipments fell 9.5 percent to 68.4 million units.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Behold, the indomitable Macintosh!

Note: these are estimates. We’ll get the real Mac numbers when Apple reports Q315 results after the closing bell on July 21st.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]