Apple Forecasted To Become 5th Largest PC Brand in 2013

The research arm of the publication estimates that Apple will ship about 24 million computers, excluding the iPad line, in 2013. Forecasted shipments for 2012 are 20.8 million units. Digitimes did not release market share estimates.

For the third quarter of this year, Gartner said that Apple shipped 2.08 million Macs in the U.S., which was down 6.1 percent year-over-year, but better than the industry average, which saw a decline of 13.8 percent. The only major PC maker that was able to grow its shipments in the period was Lenovo (+6.1 percent to 1.36 million units). Apple was listed as the third largest PC brand with a market share of 13.6 percent, behind HP with 27.0 percent and Dell with 21.4 percent.

Digitimes estimates that Apple will ship 65 million iPads in 2012 and somewhere between 75 and 85 million in 2013.

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  • captainblackoOSX is a much more user friendly system than Windows 8. Im looking forward to switching to mac next year when haswell is released. I believe you pay for what you get when it comes to apple.


    You are kidding right?

    You believe a $1,000 PC with a $30 OS sold for $2500 is getting what you paid for? Go get your head checked buddy.
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  • captainblackoOSX is a much more user friendly system than Windows 8. Im looking forward to switching to mac next year when haswell is released. I believe you pay for what you get when it comes to apple.


    I always wondered how it feels to be a drone. Please, tell us how it feels.
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  • Apple Forecasted To Become 5th Largest PC Brand in 2013? A big YES... and maybe higher... windows 8 don't gonna help the windows PC's...
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  • Much as i dont care for apple this is probably going to hold true thanks to win 8. Unless generak consumers actually like the metro ui, which i honestly cant see happening thanjs to most users being used to the start button...
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  • OSX is a much more user friendly system than Windows 8. Im looking forward to switching to mac next year when haswell is released. I believe you pay for what you get when it comes to apple.
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