Apple was the only major personal computer maker that didn’t see a global sales decline during the holiday quarter, claims new research carried out by analysts at Gartner.
The research shows that while Apple, HP, Lenovo, Dell, Asus and Acer all saw falling sales (with Acer experiencing a particularly big 11 percent drop from Q4 2014), Apple actually increased its sales by 3 percent year-over-year. Worldwide PC shipments totaled 75.7 million units in the fourth quarter of 2015, representing an 8.3 percent decline from the fourth quarter of 2014. For the whole of 2015, PC shipments totaled 288.7 million units.
Total number of Macs sold? 5.5 million in Q4 last year. This doesn’t make Apple the biggest PC maker on a volume basis (that would be Lenovo), but it does once again remind us that Apple is virtually the only company managing to not just maintain, but actually grow its PC business right now.
Good job, Cupertino! That’s something else to crow about during the upcoming earning’s call …
Via: Business Insider