Apple’s Mac growth outpaces market for 19th consecutive quarter

“The Mac has been on a growth tear for a few years now, outperforming the broader PC market in most every sector. Indeed, December 2010 marked the 19th consecutive quarter that it did so,” John Paczkowski reports for AllThingsD. “Mac shipments grew 23.5 percent for the month–a near seven-time multiple of the PC market’s growth rate of 3.4 percent.”

“An astonishing spike. And it’s even more astonishing when you break it down by sector,” Paczkowski reports. “In the global home or consumer market, the Mac posted shipment growth of 17.1 percent, while the broader market posted a decline of .6 percent. In the business market, Mac shipments grew 65.4 percent compared to the market growth rate of 9.7 percent. And in government, they grew 549.5 percent compared to the broader market’s 8.4 percent.”

Read more in the full article, including IDC charts detailing Mac’s growth vs. PC industry by segment, here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]


  1. Use the real numbers to see the real story!

    Take the 23.5 percent of Mac growth out of the total PC growth! As Macs become a larger part of the market their excessive growth rate lifts the sad growth (or loss) in the rest of the market.

  2. At this rate it doesn’t take high powered math to figure out that it won’t take that many years for Apple to be selling well over half of all small “computers” in the US.

    Once that is reached, what will Apple do and who will continue to want to buy a Dell or HP laptop or tablet?

    After all, you can run Windows or Linux native on the Mac laptops, or in emulation.

    Could that be a reason for the top flight execs leaving Microsoft in the last few months.

    I personally think the handwriting on the wall is so clear and it is in capital letters, that if you are not with APPL, your career is on a downhill slide.

  3. In government Apple sold 10 units last year and 55 this year. Love those 550% increases.

    If 550% year over year growth is bullshit when some iPhone clone makes a few sales then it’s bullshit when Apple sells a few Macs to government.

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