The reports of its death are greatly exaggerated; the Mac gains (again) in global market share

Some folks say iOS devices such as the iPad Pro will replace the Mac. Apparently not anytime soon. While tablet sales continue to decline, overall Mac marketshare during the March quarter continued to grow globally during the first quarter of 2016, according to the latest research data from Gartner and IDC.

According to Gartner, the Mac’s worldwide computer market share was 7.1% during the quarter, up 1.5% year-over-year. In the U.S., Apple has 12.7%, up from 11.9% a year ago. Gartner’s stats are based on global sales of 3.1 million Macs in the first quarter of 2016. 

According to IDC, the Mac’s worldwide computer market share was 7.4% during the quarter, up 6.7% year-over-year. In the U.S., Apple has 13%, up from 12.7% a year ago. IDC’s stats are based on global sales of 4.5 million Macs in the first quarter of 2016. 

Globally, all other personal computer makers (Lenovo, HP, and Dell), except for Asus, saw their market share decline in the first quarter of 2016. Apple’s total sales actually fell around 2% during the period. However, the overall PC market plummeted over 11%.