“Apple’s share of desktop and notebook sales online and through brick-and-mortar stores in May rose to 13% from 11.6% in April [in the U.S.], according to The NPD Group,” Antone Gonsalves reports for InformationWeek.
“Apple notebooks and desktops in May continued to take market share away from Windows PCs in the consumer market,” Gonsalves reports.
“Apple’s share of desktop and notebook sales online and through brick-and-mortar stores rose to 13% from 11.6% in April, according to The NPD Group. Apple notebook sales rose to 14.3% of overall purchases from 12.5%, while desktop sales inched up to 10.4% from 10.2%,” Gonsalves reports.
“In May, the overall notebook market grew by 40% over the same month a year ago. Apple outpaced overall market growth with a year-to-year jump of 65%,” Gonsalves reports. “Windows-based notebooks saw a 37% increase in sales… Desktop sales in general were far less than notebooks, and neither Apple nor Windows PC vendors showed much progress.”
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Gregg Keizer reports for Computerworld (Apple sells one of every seven notebooks), “Apple Inc. got help from the update to its MacBook laptops to push its share of the laptop market up nearly two points in May, to 14.3%, a research firm said today. ‘Whenever Apple gets a new product out, they get a nice bounce,’ said Stephen Baker, an analyst at NPD Group Inc. According to NPD’s data, the laptop ‘bounce’ was 14% month-over-month. ‘”Desktops sales are declining, but [Apple’s] are declining a little less than others.'”
“Baker also said he expects Apple will soon revamp its primary desktop line, the iMac, a move that Apple-centric bloggers predicted would happen at last week’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), but are now forecasting for end of July or early August,” Keizer reports.
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Robert” for the heads up.]