“The PC market is expected to contract in the high-single-digit percentage range,” Ashraf Eassa writes for The Motley Fool. “However, one company that seems to be bucking that trend is Apple. Last quarter, Apple reported seeing its Mac unit shipments rise by 10%, with revenue up 2%, and in the company’s most recent quarter, it saw Mac unit shipments and revenue surge 9%.”

“Given how weak the overall PC market is, this is a clear indication that Apple continues to gain share against systems running Microsoft’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows operating system,” Eassa writes. “If I had to place a bet at this point, I would say that Windows 10 in itself probably won’t do much to fundamentally improve the market segment share of Windows-based devices relative to the MacBooks.”

Eassa writes, “Apple has done a fantastic job executing with the Mac. Mac OS is, in my view, a well-designed, PC-first operating system. The Macs themselves, too, are well built and highly functional.”

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