The PC is dying? Well someone better tell Apple because with an 8.9% year-over-year gain in PC shipments, the company clearly didn’t get the memo. While Apple wan’t the only company that saw growth, ASUS and Lenovo actually saw more growth, the PC market itself has been shrinking like crazy, with this quarter being one of the worst in years.
According to the latest estimates from Gartner, Apple’s Mac made gains in the PC market over the first quarter of 2015, bucking a wider negative trend that saw overall shipments drop 5.2 percent worldwide. In its latest preliminary estimates release published Thursday, Gartner said Apple shipped 1.67 million Macs in the U.S. to capture 12 percent of the market, an 8.9 percent year-over-year gain. With its quarterly performance, Apple retained its spot as the country’s third-largest PC vendor, falling short of No. 1 HP’s 26.1 percent and second place Dell’s 23.2 percent. For the quarter ending in March, HP shipped 3.63 million units, while Dell shipped 3.2 million. Dell was the only top-five PC maker to see negative growth of 3.8 percent year-over-year.