[QUOTE]Originally posted by Gene Clean
How does this compare to the rest of the industry?
[QUOTE]Originally posted by piot
Perhaps you could post a link to Gartner's or IDC's figures for this years Q2 worldwide PC sales?
For the quarter April-May-June 2006 Apple Mac shipments have been quite excellent to hit 12% growth compared to April-May-June 2005. Shipments hit 19% growth compared to Jan-Feb-March 2006.
If Apple continues this trend across 2006, they would have shown significantly more growth compared to PC shipments which are expected to grow in 2006 at 10%-11%http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,125039,00.asp
"Shipments of PCs worldwide will grow at a slower pace in 2006 than in 2005, partly because the replacement cycle for desktop PCs has hit a peak, market researcher Gartner said last week.
PC shipments in 2006 are expected to reach 234.5 million units, up 10.7 percent compared with 2005. However, PC shipments grew 15.5 percent in 2005, compared with 2004.
Desktop PC shipments are projected to grow just 1.9 percent this year overall, declining 8.6 percent in mature markets while increasing 19.5 percent in emerging markets, according to Gartner. Mature markets include the U.S. and Western Europe.Mobile PC shipments are expected to grow 31.4 percent worldwide this year.
Meanwhile, IDC separately has similar expectations. IDC expects worldwide PC shipments to grow 10.5 percent this year over 2005, helped in large part by strong sales in Asia-Pacific with 13.2 percent growth in shipments and in emerging markets, such as Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America, with 18.5 percent growth, analyst David Daoud says.
Mature markets will experience more moderate growth, with Western Europe seeing a 9.7 percent increase in shipments, the U.S. a 6.8 percent increase, and Japan remaining essentially flat this year compared with last year."http://news.zdnet.co.uk/hardware/0,3...9259805,00.htm
"Worldwide PC shipment growth is expected to be 10.5 percent, down slightly from expectations of 10.6 percent outlined by IDC in November. This is coming off stronger-than-expected growth of 15.9 percent in 2005. The slowdown will be more pronounced in the US, as overall growth slows from 9.6 percent in 2005 to 6.8 percent in 2006, the research firm said on Monday."