Gartner: Apple grows shipments 31 percent in Q2 2005, moves from 5th to 4th in U.S. market share

“The PC market grew more than expected during the second quarter, thanks to mobile demand, according to research firm Gartner. Global PC shipments rose 14.8% to 48.9 million units from the same quarter last year, eclipsing Gartner’s expectations by two percentage points,” Chris Kraeuter reports for TheStreet.com.

“Globally, Dell expanded its leading market share to 17.9%, up a percentage point from the first quarter and up 1.3 percentage points from the same quarter last year. Hewlett-Packard also expanded its No. 2 market share on above-average growth,” Kraeuter reports. “In the U.S., Apple posted the highest growth rate among its peers as shipments grew 31%, helping it advance to No. 4 domestically from the No. 5 slot. Apple reported blowout financial results last week, but set cautious targets for the current period. Gateway held the No. 3 slot domestically on growth of 26.6%. Its market share rose to 5.7% from 5.3% in the first quarter.”

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“Gartner and IDC report slightly different figures due to the different ways in which the companies record “white-box” shipments, or PCs sold by local distributors or resellers without a well-recognized brand name. These white-box vendors account for a larger share of the market in Gartner’s results,” Tom Krazit reports for IDG News Service “According to IDC, PC vendors shipped a total of 46.6 million units [worldwide] in the second quarter, up from 39.9 million units last year. Gartner’s figures showed a total of 48.9 million PCs shipped during the quarter, up from 42.6 million units last year.”

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Related MacDailyNews articles:
IDC: Apple gains U.S. market share at double overall market rate, up to 4.5 percent for Q2 2005 – July 18, 2005
Gartner: Apple Mac moved up to fifth position in the U.S. market in first quarter 2005 – April 15, 2005

16 Comments

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  2. No matter how you slice it…Apple is proving that thier products
    are strong enough to keep up with and even catch thier competitors.

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    CT ======]———- No sweat

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