The worldwide PC shipments jumped for the first time in six years.
Q2 2018 appeared to be an interesting quarter for the worldwide PC market and Apple as one of the players in this market. According to Gartner’s preliminary calculations about the sales, the overall computer shipments increased for the first time in six years. There were 62,095 million shipments in the quarter, compared with 61,254 million in Q2 2017, which is a 1.4 percent increase year-over-year.
During Q2 2018, Apple shipped 4,395 million Macs, which is a 3 percent increase over the previous year. The worldwide PC market stopped its growth 6 years ago, so these numbers are pretty positive for a possible return to growth. Seeing the numbers in the US reveals us that HP sold most computers in the quarter, and the tech giant has a massive 29.3% market share. Dell and Lenovo follow, with shares of 28.6 and 14.9 percent respectively. Apple has a 12.7% share in the US, while worldwide, the company has just 7.1%.
Apple just refreshed its MacBook pro line, introducing new 13 and 15-inch models. In addition, the company sells iMacs, Mac Mini and other MacBooks. All these lines should be receiving a hardware refresh later in 2018.