A 1.5 percent increase in the Mac shipments in the first quarter of 2018.
The Worldwide PC industry declined slightly by 1.4 percent in Q1 compared with the same quarter in 2017, but Apple managed to sell more MacBook and iMac models. Apple shipped 4,26 million units in Q1 2018, compared with 4,2 million in 2017. MacBook and iMac models account for 6.9% of the overall sales, which means that Apple is the fourth largest manufacturer. The leading companies have also slightly boosted its sales, mainly at the expense of Asus.
HP and Lenovo continue its fierce battle for number 1. They’ve both shipped around 20% of the PCs in Q1 2018. On the other hand, Asus declined 12.5% year-over-year, to surrender the fourth place in the ranking.
Apple enjoyed a more modest growth in the home market. In the US, the company barely increases its sales by 0.5 percent for a year. Apple currently holds 12.6% of the US market, as opposed to just 6.9% worldwide.
The company is expected to refresh its iMac, MacBook Pro and MacBook lines this summer, so we should see a further increase in the sales around Q4 2018 – Q1 2019.