Apple now has 7.6% of the global personal computer market

The Mac saw year-over-year sales increase 1.5% from quarter three of 2018 to quarter three of 2019, according to Canalys. The research group says Apple now has 7.6% of the worldwide market for desktops and laptops (tablets such as the iPad aren’t included in the estimates).

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“PC shipments in the United States in Q3 benefitted from tail-end back-to-school season demand and front loading of shipments into the channel ahead of expected disruption from tariffs in the crucial holiday spending period from November to January,” writes Canalys. “Shipments were up 3.0% year-on-year, with Apple and HP growing faster than the market average. HP continued to see a healthy sell-in of Chromebooks, with shipments over the million mark.”

The research group says that the global PC (as in “personal computer,” not just Windows systems) grew 4.7% in the third quarter of 2019 to 70.9 million units. The top four global vendors are Lenovo, HP, Dell, Apple, and Acer. Apple sold 5.4 million Macs in the third quarter of this year, compared to 5.3 million in the year-ago period.