“Based on data from Gartner and IDC, AllThingsD reported that it was a very bad year for PC shipments, except at Apple,” Tom Reestman reports for The Small Wave.
“I have a problem with that,” Reestman reports. “It isn’t that it’s not true, but rather that PC growth vs. Apple is even worse than reported. To see why, let’s look at the chart from Gartner for US ‘PC’ shipments, where the conclusion is that Apple growth increased 20.7% while PC growth declined 5.9%.”
Reestman reports, “It makes sense until you realize Apple’s (i.e., Mac) data is included in the same total to which it’s being compared… The originally reported dismal “PC” growth of -5.9% becomes an even more dismal -8.5% without Apple’s numbers propping it up. That -2.6% delta is not insignificant, it’s over 40% worse than what was reported.”
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MacDailyNews Take: We often suggest that Gartner and IDC back out the Mac numbers to give a truer picture of what’s happening in the land of Windows PCs (a.k.a. hell).