While the PC market is down, Apple is celebrating. According to a new cabinet report Stategy Analytics, Apple would have shipped 8.1 million computers in the third quarter: this represents an increase of 26% compared to last year. Opposite, sales in the rest of the sector fell.
As you can see from this chart, it’s not great shape for the PC world. Lenovo, number 1 with 23% market share, is down 16% in this quarter compared to last year. The manufacturer only shipped 12.8 million units, compared to 15.3 in the same period of 2022. The number 2 HP suffered the biggest decline in the ranking with -32%. Finally, Dell is down 25%.
Apple is 4th with 14% market share. It is the only player in the sector to post positive results, which the firm blames on the release of the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro M2 as well as the manufacturer’s ability to deliver its orders. It is followed by Asus, which is down 16%.
A total of 56.1 million computers were sold in the third quarter according to Strategy Analytics. The sector is down -15% compared to 2021. This phenomenon can be explained by lower demand compared to the peak of the pandemic.
In its fourth fiscal quarter results, Apple announced excellent sales for its Macs. These allowed it to earn 11.5 billion dollars, a figure up by more than 25% compared to the same period last year! However, Cupertino expects sales to decline towards the end of 2022.