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Mac sales are declining amid falling PC market to the level of 10 years ago

Research companies Gartner and IDC have published new reports on the state of the PC market for the second quarter of 2017. As the data show, Apple recorded a decline in Mac sales, although sales of computers of other brands are falling even faster.

According to Gartner, PC shipments worldwide fell by 4.3% in the second quarter of 2017. All manufacturers have put approximately 6.1 million devices, which is 4.3% less than last year. Thus, the PC market is declining for 11 straight quarters, and last quarter was the worst since 2007.

“The high price of PC due to the lack of DRAM, SSD and LCD panels has had a noticeable negative impact on demand in the second quarter of 2017,” — said principal Gartner analyst Mikako Kitagawa.

“Reaction to the increase in the cost of component was different. Some manufacturers did not increase the final cost of the computer, while others increased prices for their products,” the analyst added.

According to Gartner, the market leader is HP, those shipped 12,690 million personal computers (20.8 per cent). Lenovo owns second place with 19.9 percent, the company shipped 12,188 million computers, which corresponds to 19.9% of the market. Note that a year ago, Lenovo was ranked first with a share of 20.8%, while HP is second with a share of 19.2%. Third place Dell, with a score of 15.6% of the market.

Apple owns 6.9% of the PC market. The market share of IOS rose by 0.2%, but supply decreased.

If we talk only about USA, HP once again took the lead on the second place were Dell and the Lenovo. Apple is in fourth place with a score of 11.8%. The supply of “Apple” computers of the ocean has declined by as much as 9.6 per cent.

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As for the data of IDC, the situation looks somewhat better. According to analysts, shipments decreased by 3.3% to 60.5 million units, compared with last year. Initially estimated fall of 3.9%. IDC about the leaders in the market of laptops is actually no different from Gartner. In the first place HP, then Lenovo and Dell. Apple was in fourth place with 7.2% of the market that is more by 0.4% than last year. While the supply increased by 1.7%.

Despite the fact that the market situation is not very pleasing, Apple is still superior to many manufacturers. Probably the relative success of the company associated with the recent updating of the model range Mac.

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