imac-featuredApple is expected to sell $17 billion worth of Mac and iPad kit to the corporate world in 2012. New data gathered from Forrester Research suggests Apple’s hardware is “single-handedly keeping PC hardware sales about the flat line,” Forbes wrote. And you thought PCs had the corporate jungle wrapped up.

While the PC scene remains flat — who knows where it’ll go once Windows 8 hits — sales of Apple’s Mac and iPad lineup is expected to rise to $23 billion in 2013. Apple has steadily updated its Mac lines over the past few years, with the most recent being to its Air and MacBook Pro, the latter of which received the Retina treatment. Additionally, the company has offered steady OS X upgrades every year for cheap.

To buoy off its continued success in the business sector, Apple may be preparing to introduce a 13-inch Pro with Retina display, along with a refreshed iMac before the year is up. The refreshed iMac in particular could be a huge boon to the company’s growing corporate presence, which for now seems to be on the up.

[via Forbes]