Delivery of Apple computers decreased by 8.5% in the third quarter of 2018
Global shipments of Mac computers in the third quarter of 2018 decreased by 8.5% compared to the same period last year. While global PC sales amounted to 67.2 million units in the quarter, which is 0.1% more than in the same period of 2017.
In the third quarter of 2018 in Europe, the middle East, Asia, the Asia-Pacific region and Japan saw an increase, while in the US and Latin America sales of computers decreased. In Latin America recorded the strongest decrease in level, which reached 8.5%.
“The PC market was still driven by steady corporate demand for equipment due to equipment upgrades to Windows 10. We expect the upgrade cycle to Windows 10 will continue until 2020, and during this period, the demand for computers will decrease,” said Mikako Kitagawa, principal analyst at Gartner.
Despite the fact that third quarter results had no significant influence, the lack of Intel can affect the PC market as a whole and lead to higher prices. It is expected that the deficit will continue until 2019.
Garnter analysts from have provided the statistics for the third quarter of 2018, according to which Lenovo took 23.6% of the global PC market, HP is 21.8%, Dell at 16%, Apple is 7.3%, Acer – 6.1% and ASUS at 6%.
Perhaps the demand for Apple computers fell in anticipation of the upcoming presentation, which, according to rumors, the company may submit a new MacBook, Mac mini and Mac Pro.