Gartner, IDC agree: Apple’s market share up
Posted by Dennis Sellers Oct 19, 2006 at 9:13am
In the third quarter of 2006, Apple’s market share of the personal computer industry in the U.S. grew to 6.1 percent from 4.6 percent from the same period in 2005, according to Gartner. Quarterly unit sales were up from 744,000 to 975,000, the research firm says. And the IDC research group’s findings are similar: Apple had a very good quarter with shipments increasing more than 30 percent in all regions except Japan. The growth is “an excellent sign of the success of Apple’s transition to Intel based systems,” IDC notes.