Macintosh computers record 3.6 Percent PC Market Share in Q1 2010

Apple released financial results for its fiscal 2010 second quarter ended March 27, 2010, noting that it sold 2.94 million Macintosh computers. Since PC makers sold 81.7 million PCs, the Mac's share of the worldwide PC market is now 3.6%. The Mac grew at 33%, year over year, higher than the wider industry, which grew […]

Apple released financial results for its fiscal 2010 second quarter ended March 27, 2010, noting that it sold 2.94 million Macintosh computers. Since PC makers sold 81.7 million PCs, the Mac's share of the worldwide PC market is now 3.6%. The Mac grew at 33%, year over year, higher than the wider industry, which grew at 25.8% in the same time period. Apple has slowly but steadily grown its market share over the years. In the first quarter of 2008, the Mac owned 3.26% of the market. A year later, in Q1 2009, it owned 3.36% of the market. The Company sold 8.75 million iPhones in the quarter, representing 131% unit growth over the year-ago quarter. Apple sold 10.89 million iPods during the quarter, representing a one percent unit decline from the year-ago quarter. “We’re thrilled to report our best non-holiday quarter ever, with revenues up 49% and profits up 90%,” said Steve Jobs. “We’ve launched our revolutionary new iPad and users are loving it, and we have several more extraordinary products in the pipeline for this year.”

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