Researcher: Apple’s Mac stays sweet while Windows PC sales remain sour

“Apple will be one of the few companies to thrive this year in the midst of weak computer buying from the corporate crowd.,” Lance Whitney reports for CNET.

“Global corporate spending on Windows PCs and tablets fell by 4 percent last year, according to a report out yesterday from Forrester Research. Spending is likely to be flat this year,” Whitney reports. “But Apple is ‘one vendor that will buck this trend,’ the research firm said in its report. The company is expected to sell $7 billion worth of Macs and $11 billion of iPads to corporate customers this year. Those numbers are predicted to rise to $8 billion worth of Macs and $13 billion of iPads next year.”

MacDailyNews Take: Apple’s not bucking that trend. Apple doesn’t make crappy Windows PCs.

Whitney reports, “Apple has seen greater demand for the Macs among business users over the past few years. And more companies have adopted or at least allowed the use of the iPad by employees at a time when the overall PC industry is hurting… Forrester is eyeing an 8 percent increase in Windows 8 devices and PCs come 2014. But even that growth will be less than the double-digit gains projected for Apple… ”

Read more in the full article here.

Related articles:
Should I buy a Mac for my business in 2013? Of course you should! – December 3, 2012
Windows PC users plan mass exodus to Apple Mac, iPad – November 16, 2012
USA Today survey: 1 in 3 Windows PC users intend on switching to Apple Mac or iPad – November 15, 2012


  1. I’d love to get my new 27″ iMac. Almost a month since ordering it. Apple really means 3-4 weeks on its shipping and much closer to the end of the fourth week. Still, I’d rather wait six months for an iMac than anything running craptastic Windows.

  2. Oh my gawd. I can’t take it. Amazon at $270. Apple at $520. How long can Wall Street keep draining Apple of share value. If I hear one more thing about how much money Apple is making, I’m going to run off screaming. Tim Cook must be putting it in some off-shore account for his own personal use.

    I can only say for a money-losing company, Amazon’s value is just exploding as far as the share price is concerned.

      1. He’s bitching at Apple’s devalued stock with no valid reason. He’s also bitching at Amazon’s inflated stock with no valid reason.

        His comment is justified, your comment is just poor reading comprehension.

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