Apple Mac snags 6.6% share of US PC market in first quarter

Mac maker Apple Inc. enjoyed strong retail sales during the first calendar quarter of 2008, boosting its share of the US personal computer market above 6 percent, according to a report released Wednesday by market research firm Gartner. Stateside: In total, the Cupertino-based company is said to have shipped over 1.01 million systems nationally, representing […]

Mac maker Apple Inc. enjoyed strong retail sales during the first calendar quarter of 2008, boosting its share of the US personal computer market above 6 percent, according to a report released Wednesday by market research firm Gartner.

Stateside: In total, the Cupertino-based company is said to have shipped over 1.01 million systems nationally, representing 32.5 percent growth and a 6.6 percent share of the US PC market, up from 762,000 systems and 5.2 percent share during the same three-month period last year.

In addition to its strong retail performance, there were also indications that Apple showed decent growth in the professional market as well, Gartner said.

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