“The personal computer business globally is in trouble, and the hardest hit large manufacturer is Apple Inc., maker of the decades old Mac,” Douglas A. McIntyre writes for 24/7 Wall St.

“PC sales may never recover, but the rate at which the industry has imploded slowed recently,” McIntyre writes. “Research firm IDC points out… Lenovo, the top manufacturer, suffered a 3.2% decline in shipments during the third quarter to 14,511,000. HP Inc. had shipments of 14,392,000, up 3.3%. Dell’s shipments were 10,751,000, up 6.2%. Apple shipments dropped 13% to 5,014,000. Asus sales rose 5.2% to 4,693,000.”

“Fortunately, Mac sales are little more than a rounding error for Apple’s results,” McIntyre writes. “Mac revenue in Apple’s most recently reported quarter was $5.2 billion out of Apple’s total of $42.4 billion.”

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MacDailyNews Take: It’s an utterly baffling mystery why Mac sales are down significantly.

Seriously, not much longer now. Stay tuned.

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