Depending on which analyst group you listen to, Apple’s share of the computer market rose to either 11.4 percent or 12 percent in the second quarter of the year.
As the analysis of how various companies performed in the second quarter of 2012 begins to roll in, it is becoming increasingly clear that computer sales, for the most part, are not fairing well. Research firm Gartner is saying that overall PC shipments fell 5.7 percent year-over-year in the three months ending in June, and IDC is saying it was 10.6 percent. Whether it be the economy, consumers waiting for the release on Windows 8 in the fall or the concept that tablets truly are eating into computer sales, things don’t seem to be going well for computer makers.
The one thing the two research firms can agree on is that Apple’s share of computer sales is on the rise. Gartner reported that Mac sales now account for 10.8 percent of the market off the back of a rise in sales of year-over-year of 4.3 percent.
IDC on the other hand pegs Apple’s overall shipments for the quarter having declined 1.1 percent, but that its market share did increase to 11.4 percent.
The true numbers will be known on July 24 when Apple releases its latest quarterly earnings report, but it does seem safe to say that the company’s overall share of computer sales is growing.