Apple Was the Only Major Vendor to See Worldwide PC Shipment Growth in 4Q15 [Chart]

Apple Was the Only Major Vendor to See Worldwide PC Shipment Growth in 4Q15 [Chart]

Posted by · 10694 views · Translate
Apple was the only major vendor to see growth in worldwide PC shipments during the fourth quarter of 2015, reports Gartner. Overall, worldwide shipments are estimated to have declined 8.3% in the quarter to 288.7 million units

“The fourth quarter of 2015 marked the fifth consecutive quarter of worldwide PC shipment decline,” said Mikako Kitagawa, principal analyst at Gartner. “Holiday sales did not boost the overall PC shipments, hinting at changes to consumers’ PC purchase behavior. On the business side, Windows 10 generally received positive reviews, but as expected, Windows 10 migration was minor in the fourth quarter as many organizations were just starting their testing period.”

“All regions registered a decrease in shipments. Currency devaluation issues continued to impact EMEA, Latin America and Japan,” Ms. Kitagawa said. “Collectively EMEA, Japan and Latin America saw their markets reduced by nearly 10 percent in 2015.”

Gartner’s outlook for PC shipments in 2016 is for a decline of 1 percent compared with 2015, with the potential for a soft recovery in late 2016.

Apple's shipments for the quarter grew 2.8% year over year to 5,675,000 units. That's 7.5% of the total market.

More details in the full report linked below...

Read More


Apple Was the Only Major Vendor to See Worldwide PC Shipment Growth in 4Q15 [Chart]

Apple Was the Only Major Vendor to See Worldwide PC Shipment Growth in 4Q15 [Chart]

Apple Was the Only Major Vendor to See Worldwide PC Shipment Growth in 4Q15 [Chart]
Recent