What happens to Mac sales in the U.S.?

One of these days, experts from research company Gartner report prepared by market share in the U.S. computer manufacturers for the fourth quarter of last year, says MacRumors. According to them, during the period from October to December 2013 Mac computers captured 13.7% of the U.S. market and retained the third spot after gadgets from HP and Dell.

Share for the year increased by Mac 28.5% – in the fourth quarter of 2012 it was only 9.9%. It is worth noting that of all the companies listed in this ranking, sluggish growth distinguished only Dell and Lenovo. The rest suffered though not too noticeable, but still a loss.

According to experts, increase the popularity of Mac Apple helped a lot during the Christmas sales when buyers gave their preference to computers on OS X, but not on Windows . Nevertheless, up to the first place where there are battles between HP and Dell, the company is still far.

Analysts also noted that last year was a very noticeable trend towards a reduction in sales due to the tablet PC – they literally “eat” market share computers. In the U.S., for example, sales decreased by 7.5%, while in the rest of the world the situation is no better. Can not be said about Apple, which continues to conquer the American market.

And all would be good, but only a day after the publication of the report from Gartner their market data provided computers U.S. analysts at IDC. They argue that Apple’s market share is not increased, but decreased from 9.7% in 2012 to 9.3% at the end of last year. Divergent data and supply: Gartner expects 2.2 million corporations shipped Mac, while IDC puts the figure at 1.6 million.

Therefore, in contrast to Gartner, IDC put Apple in fourth place ranking after Lenovo.

In the web turned serious discussion about who can still believe in this case. It is recalled that not so long ago IDC already accused mistakes computing – then experts miscalculated share iPad , but then decided to make adjustments to the published data. Gartner for such “punctures” was observed.

In any case, the truth we’ll know the 27 of January, when Apple will present its report for the first fiscal quarter of 2014.

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