“Notebook sales were ahead of forecast in the third quarter, rising 11% from the second quarter to 43.2 million,” Douglas A. McIntyre writes for Wall Street 24/7. “While Apple Inc.’s market share put it in third place, its share growth outpaced all of its competition.”
McIntyre writes, “Apple’s growth rate was 19.8%, which took its market share to 11.8%. According to TrendForce: ‘Apple saw high shipment growth for MacBooks in the third quarter due to strong demand from North America, which is the vendor’s main market. The new 12-inch MacBook Air that was launched in the second quarter was well received by consumers and also added a new market segment for this product line. Furthermore, there was a surge in shipments of updated MacBook models in the third quarter. These factors resulted in a huge quarterly rise of 19.8% in the overall shipments during this period.’
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