Apple breaks the 10% U.S. market share barrier as netbook sales continue to sag
IDC’s Bob O’Donnell puts it most succinctly:
Contrast that with what IDC has to say about U.S. PC sales overall:
IDC has Apple third-quarter Mac shipments in the U.S. growing 24.1% year over year as its market share hit double digits (10.6%) for the first time since the early 1990s. Apple AAPL is now the U.S.’s No. 3 computer maker in IDC’s ranking, after Hewlett-Packard HPQ and Dell DELL .
Apple is No. 4 in Gartner’s list with a 10.4% market share, just behind Acer at 10.5%. Neither company counts iPads as PCs, although they do count netbooks.
Below: IDC and Gartner’s Q3 spreadsheets for the U.S. market. Apple doesn’t appear in either’s worldwide market share report because it is still not one of the top five or six PC makers globally.
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