Despite falling PC sales worldwide, Apple now has just over 7% of the market

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According to latest data from IDC, PC sales are falling but Apple has managed to take more of the market and surpassed 7%. The company took the number four spot, leapfrogging ASUS in the top manufacturers table. Apple experienced a 2.1% drop in sales in Q1 2016 when compared to the same quarter last year.

It's interesting to note how the top five listed by IDC managed to increase their respective shares of the PC market, despite all of them experiencing a fall in sales year-over-year. From IDC:

"Worldwide PC shipments totaled 60.6 million units in the first quarter of 2016 (1Q16), a year-on-year decline of 11.5%, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. Shipments were in line with conservative expectations for a decline of 11.3%, and anticipated a relatively weak environment during the first half of 2016 as Windows 10 enterprise upgrades largely remained in pilot phase while consumer demand remains weak. The volatility in stocks, commodities and currencies also helped depress shipments."


Lenovo retains the top position, holding 19.3% of the PC market. It's not bad going for Apple with the company recently turning 40 years old.

Rich Edmonds