“So-called emerging markets helped push the global PC market to double-digit unit shipment increases during the first quarter. Total worldwide shipments rose 10.9 percent from the same quarter a year ago to reach 46.1 million during the first quarter, IDC said in a statement on Friday,” John G. Spooner reports for CNET News. “Apple Computer had a strong quarter, with unit shipment growth in the 40 percent range. IDC said the Mac Mini helped shipments, while the popular iPod music player likely added a halo effect to the Apple line.”
Spooner report, “Dell remained the worldwide PC market’s king of the hill during the first quarter. The Round Rock, Texas, PC maker shipped just over 8.7 million PCs, the most in the world, giving it almost 19 percent market share. HP continued in second place, shipping 7.1 million units, and garnered just over 15 percent market share. The two companies grew by 13.6 percent and 10.6 percent, respectively, for the quarter. IBM was a distant third with 2.3 million units. It grew only 2 percent.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Apple grew three times faster than Dell and four times faster than HP (and twenty times faster than IBM). The Apple Mac platform’s growth year over year is roughly four times that of the global PC market as a whole (and more if Apple’s sales are backed out of the entire market’s numbers). In the quarter before, it was Apple showing growth of 26% vs. 10% for the global PC industry. Does anyone see a trend?
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