Reaching 5.1 million shipments during second quarter Apple’s Mac becomes the most successful brand in the declining PC industry, according to research firm IDC.
While Apple’s Mac sales marked 16 percent year-over-year growth, worldwide PC shipments decreased 11.8 percent to 66.1 units.
The slow PC shipments were largely anticipated as a result of stronger year-ago shipments relating to end of support for windows XP as well as channels reducing inventory ahead of the release of Windows 10,” the IDC report said.
According to the report, global leader Lenovo sold 13.4 million units in last three months. While year-on-year its sales declined 7.5 percent, its global share reached 20 percent.
IDC expects the general trend of decline in PC sales will continue.
“Although the second quarter decline in PC shipments was significant, and slightly more than expected, the overall trend fits with expectations,” said Loren Loverde, Vice President, Worldwide PC Trackers of IDC.
We continue to expect low to mid-single digit declines in volume during the second half of the year with volume stabilizing in future years.