Apple Going Down in PC Market Too as MacBooks Lose Ground
After losing ground in the smartphone market due to the slower demand for the iPhone, Apple is now declining in the PC market as well, with MacBook sales dropping no less than 3.8% in Q4 2018.
Data provided by Gartner for the quarter indicates that worldwide PC shipments went down 4.3% to 68.6 million units.
Lenovo remained the leading company with 16.6 million units sold and a 24.2% market share, followed by HP with 15.3 million units and 22.4% share. Dell is third with 10.9 million units sold and 15.9% share, while Apple is only fourth, and far behind the top three, with just 4.9 million units shipped during the quarter and a share of just 7.2%, more than half of Dell.
What’s worse for Apple is that sales declined from 5.1 million units in the same quarter of the year before, while in the United States, MacBook shipments dropped from 1.8 million to 1.76 million units.
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