“Apple continues to outpace the rest of the PC market, as price cuts for the MacBook Air earlier this year helped boost global PC shipments above 80 million for the first time last year, even amid a declining market,” Chris Ciaccia reports for TheStreet.
“The big winner this holiday season was Apple, as research firm IDC said it posted a 7.1% market share for a gain of nearly 19% over its 2013 numbers,” Ciaccia reports. “All other manufacturers were able to post a combined 32.2% share which was down from their 39.6% share one year ago for a decline of nearly 21%.”
Ciaccia reports, “In the U.S., HP fared even better then it did globally, with… HP owning a 30.1% market share. Dell was second with 4.3 million units shipped for a 23.8% market share, and Apple came in third in market share, seeing a 18.1% growth rate year over year as the company shipped 2.2 million units, good enough for a 12.7% share of the PC market.”
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