“Worldwide computer shipment growth for 2011 ended on a slightly positive note, growing to 1.8% on the year, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) research group,” Dennis Sellers reports for MacNews. “This year is expected to see only modest growth, though I suspect the Mac will continue to see higher-than-average sales.”
“After all, as CEO Tim Cook has pointed out, the company’s global share of the personal computer market is in the single digits. That offers room for a LOT of growth,” Sellers reports. “On Monday during a press conference, Cook said that Apple’s pipeline is “full of stuff” and that customers will be “incredibly pleased” with what they see coming out.”
Sellers writes, “Maybe that’s the MacBook Pro Air. Maybe it’s an iMac with television features that hint at the rumored ‘iTV.’ Maybe it’s a hybrid iPad and MacBook Air. Maybe it’s Macs with retina displays. The personal computer may be a ‘mature market,’ but it’s by no means a saturated market, especially in Apple’s case. Now Cook and Company need to bring out Macs that make our jaws drop in ways that the iPad and iPhone have of late.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Sarah” for the heads up.]