“Gartner’s latest PC market figures show global PC shipments fell 5.7 percent worldwide in the quarter,” Jonny Evans writes for Computerworld. “Apple’s Mac sales fell much more, by a claimed 13.4 percent, from 5.7 million to 5 million sales.”

“Everyone on the planet who cares is probably expecting new Macs to make their first appearance pretty soon,” Evans writes. “When they do it’s reasonable to assume that a combination of Christmas consumerism, pent-up desire and the loosening of budgets for new academic and business years will help boost Mac sales.”

“I’m going to predict we’ll see Mac sales recover all their lost momentum and gain a few clicks. Why the gain? The iPhone halo, of course, as millions of new customers every year switch to the Apple smartphone, fall in love with it, and stick with the same company,” Evans writes. “Many tens of thousands, perhaps millions, of these newly hooked customers will want to ‘Get a Mac.'”

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