Anyone who has followed the technological news over the past few months has certainly read about the gradual drop in sales of Macs since the end of last year – we, for example, talked about it in January and last April.
Now, we come back to the subject with some relief for the Apple.
Gartner arrived with global computer sales figures in the second quarter of 2020 and brought good news not only for Apple, but for the entire market: after a first quarter of downturn (due to the new Coronavirus pandemic, of course ), the segment saw a recovery in this most recent period – and the Cupertino giant grew even more than the average.
More specifically, Apple maintained the fourth place in the segment, with 4.3 million Macs shipped in the quarter, an increase of 5.1% over the same period in 2019; now, Apple holds 6.7% of the market. The computer market as a whole shipped nearly 65 million devices, up 2.8% from the second quarter of last year.
Lenovo and HP continue to represent the segment’s sacred dyad, with 16 million devices sold each – HP, meanwhile, grew 17.1% year-over-year, while Lenovo rose just 4.2%. THE Dell, in turn, maintained the bronze medal, albeit with a slight retraction in sales. Acer and ASUS completed the Top 6.
IDC also released its estimates for the second quarter, with much more encouraging figures for Apple. According to the firm, Apple sold 5.6 million Macs in the period – a jump from 36% compared to the second quarter of 2019. The market as a whole, in turn, would have grown 11.2%.
Of course, neither estimate is accurate, as Apple and other manufacturers do not disclose the exact sales figures for their products. Anyway, Cupertino’s commercial department can apparently breathe easy… for now.
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