360° Coverage : Third Quarter Mac Sales Decline - PC Vendors Report Sales...

1 Updates
Third Quarter Mac Sales Decline - PC Vendors Report Sales Increase
Photo Credit: Getty Images

Third Quarter Mac Sales Decline - PC Vendors Report Sales Increase

Oct 14 2013, 4:35pm CDT | by

Apple reports declines in Mac shipments, being the only member of the U.S. top five vendors for personal computers to report lower sales. Experts predict demand for PC to increase.

None of the other top U.S personal computer vendors reported any loss of sales, including Toshiba, HP, Lenovo, and Dell, but sales of Apple’s Mac dropped 11 percent from last year’s.  As Morning...

Filed under: rumors

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

48 weeks ago

Third Quarter Mac Sales Decline - PC Vendors Report Sales Increase

Oct 14 2013, 4:35pm CDT | by

Apple reports declines in Mac shipments, being the only member of the U.S. top five vendors for personal computers to report lower sales. Experts predict demand for PC to increase.

None of the other top U.S personal computer vendors reported any loss of sales, including Toshiba, HP, Lenovo, and Dell, but sales of Apple’s Mac dropped 11 percent from last year’s.  As Morning News USA reports, Loren Loverde, IDC analyst expects the currently week status of the PC market to be offset by a demand that is higher than projected, pointing to the fact that Apple’s focus has been more on portable devices and consumers. The growth PC vendors were able to enjoy in the third quarter come from commercial customers.

The increase in sales reported by both Dell and HP were marginal. The top PC provider, Lenovo, reported a growth of two percent. Nevertheless, global shipments of PC fell 8 percent, still staying higher than expected by IDC, having predicted the drop to be 10 percent. The U.S market for PC is expected to reduce by 25 percent by 2015.

PC sales were even lower in Asia, as the high level of availability for low cost Android smartphones eradicated the PC market. Asus and Acer, two Taiwanese vendors both say sales drop by more than 34 percent.

Experts report that the market is shifting towards internet enabled appliances, tablets, and smartphones, leaving the PC market to erode significantly, possibly without recovery. The answer Dell has to the dilemma is to turn the focus towards enterprise solutions, while HP has simply remained unable to successfully prepare for a post-PC world.

With the iPad and iPhone, Apple is well prepared. Its main competition appears to remain in Google and Microsoft.

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/25" rel="author">Bijon Kumar Pramanik</a>
Bijon Kumar Pramanik is an experienced technology writer working since years in the consumer electronics field.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

A glass of milk daily good for your heart
New York, Sep 16 (IANS) Do you find drinking milk disgusting? Listen to your heart and change the habit. New research has found that drinking milk and consuming other dairy products may reduce the risk of a heart attack.
 
 
Number crunching may make people selfish
Toronto, Sep 16 (IANS) People with a "calculative mindset" as a result of number crunching are more likely to engage in selfish and unethical behaviour, suggests a study.
 
 
A novel way to spot dyslexia in kids
New York, Sep 16 (IANS) There could soon be a tool to spot kids at risk of developing reading difficulties before they experience the challenges as researchers have found that white matter volume in the brain is key to development of reading abilities.
 
 
Early Earth had conditions similar to present day: Study
Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) Conditions on the Earth for the first 500 million years after its formation may have been surprisingly similar to present day conditions - complete with oceans, continents and active crustal plates, report geologists.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

US to bolster Ebola fight with more funds, troops
Washington, Sep 16 (IANS/EFE) US President Barrack Obama will announce Tuesday an extension of his government's plan against the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa by deploying 3,000 troops and allocating...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Kiwi jihadi wants to leave war-torn Syria
Wellington, Sep 16 (IANS) A jihadi from New Zealand, who has links with the Al Qaeda and has taken up arms in Syria, wants to leave the war-torn country - but first needs a fresh New Zealand passport after burning his...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
A glass of milk daily good for your heart
New York, Sep 16 (IANS) Do you find drinking milk disgusting? Listen to your heart and change the habit. New research has found that drinking milk and consuming other dairy products may reduce the risk of a heart...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
Avatar sequels could feature cutting-edge 3D technology
The 'Avatar' sequels could use Douglas Trumbull's new system for 4K 3D at 120 frames per second. Trumbull has confirmed the news in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, in which he revealed that James Cameron - who...
Read more on Movie Balla
 
Marvel releases synopsis of Avengers: Age of Ultron
Marvel Studios has released a full synopsis of 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'. The much-hyped film is set to feature the likes of Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo and Chris Hemsworth. The synopsis of the film...
Read more on Movie Balla
 
Keira Knightley was neurotic
Keira Knightley was ''pretty neurotic'' until she was 25. The 29-year-old actress used to take herself ''far too seriously'' and obsessed over the criticism she received, particularly over her looks. She said: ''Have I...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Lawyer: Robin Thicke is being 'exploited'
Robin Thicke's lawyer believes the singer is being ''exploited''. The 37-year-old star is currently embroiled in a legal dispute with Marvin Gaye's children, who have accused him, Pharrell Williams and Clifford 'T.I.'...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Rain takes toll on Pakistan's historical sites
Islamabad, Sep 16 (IANS) Pakistan's monsoon rain, which started Sep 3 and has ravaged human populations since then, has taken a toll on ancient ruins as well, media reported Tuesday. Archaeologists say the ancient...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Number crunching may make people selfish
Toronto, Sep 16 (IANS) People with a "calculative mindset" as a result of number crunching are more likely to engage in selfish and unethical behaviour, suggests a study. Repeated engagement with number-focused...
Read more on Celebrity Balla