12-15-2018 03:54:52 PM -0800
12-14-2018 09:10:01 PM -0800
12-14-2018 11:13:25 AM -0800
12-14-2018 10:00:59 AM -0800
12-13-2018 04:11:41 PM -0800
It looks like you've previously blocked notifications. If you'd like to receive them, please update your browser permissions.
Desktop Notifications are  | 
Get instant alerts on your desktop.
Turn on desktop notifications?
Remind me later.
PJ Media encourages you to read our updated PRIVACY POLICY and COOKIE POLICY.
X


Apple Up, Windows Down

Gartner: PC sales down in the US last quarter, Apple Macintosh sales up. Here are the numbers:

In the U.S., PC shipments totaled 17.5million units in the fourth quarter of 2012, a 2.1 percent decline from the fourth quarter of 2011 (see Table 2). Due to the tight inventory control and preparation for the Windows 8 launch, most PC vendors were able to ship Windows 8 PCs to the retail space. However, PC sell-through was rather weak which leaves some level of inventory concerns for vendors in the consumer market.

Mac's US market share is now up to 12.3%. Not bad for an OS that spent years selling in the low single digits. It looks like Windows 8 hasn't done much to inspire new PC sales.

What's driving the PC sales decline? In a word, tablets. And Apple still owns half or better of the tablet market. I'm starting to think yesterday's WSJ report really was overblown.