As usual, at the end of each quarter market analysis firms release their estimates of sales of gadgets and computers around the world. This time the International Data Corporation (IDC) and the Gartner analyzed performance of Macs and PCs during the second quarter of this year, finding paradoxical results regarding Ma's sales in the period.
According to IDC, Apple has shipped about 4.1 million Macs sales during the quarter ending June, up 9.6 percent from the same period last year, when the company sold 3.7 million units around the world. The result, according to the firm, yielded Cupertino giant a 6.3% share in the world computer market compared to 6% in 2018.
As can be seen from the IDC framework above, Apple was among the Top 5 computer manufacturers. The firm explains that, like other companies, Ma ?was able to move its units into sales channels avoiding possible tariffs,? referring to the US-China trade war, in which the White House has been imposing additional tariffs on products. exported from Beijing.
These numbers contrast with Gartner estimates, which saw Apple dispatch 3.7 million Macs in the second quarter of this year fell by 0.2% over the same period last year. As a result, Ma's share of the global computer market was 5.9%, compared to 6% in 2018.
Gartner says the big reason for the drop in Mac sales was, surprisingly (or not), Intel. According to Mikako Kitagawa, a senior analyst at the firm, the difficulties faced by the chip supplier in its production have hurt computer makers as other companies, such as ARM, have continued to provide components without problems for automakers (particularly PCs).
Speaking of PCs, both research companies have positioned Lenovo as the world's largest computer maker. According to IDC, the manufacturer sold 16.3 million units in the second quarter, while Gartner says that number was 15.8 million.
HP and Dell were second and third, respectively, with IDC estimating HP sales at 15.4 million units and Gartner at 14 million. Dell sold 11.6 million computers in the same period, according to IDC; Gartner says the company shipped 10.7 million PCs in the last quarter.
via Cult of Mac, MacRumors