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down the hatch?!....mac sales down in Q3....
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: October 11, 2018 06:47AM
.....due to lack of updates.......most are waiting for updates........Apple is down to the 4th place in computer market....


Apple's Mac Sales Down in Q3 2018 Amid a Lack of Updates

.....Apple's worldwide Mac shipments were down in the third quarter of 2018, according to new preliminary PC shipping estimates shared this afternoon by Gartner.

During the quarter, Apple shipped an estimated 4.9 million Macs, compared to 5.4 million in the third quarter of 2017 for an 8.5 percent drop. Apple's market share also declined, dropping from 8 percent in 3Q17 to 7.3 percent in 3Q18.



Apple continues to be the number four PC vendor in the world, ranking below Lenovo, HP, and Dell, but above Acer and Asus. Lenovo was the number one vendor during the quarter, shipping an estimated 15.8 million PCs for 23.6 percent market share.

HP came in second with 14.6 million PCs shipped for 21.8 percent market share, while Dell was third with 10.7 million PCs shipped and 16 percent market share. Acer and Asus both shipped around 4 million PCs for 6.1 and 6 percent market share, respectively.

Apple's decline in Mac sales is no surprise as the company has yet to update much of its Mac lineup for 2018. The only Mac that has seen a refresh so far is the MacBook Pro, with MacBook, MacBook Air, and Mac mini updates still on the horizon for a fall launch.

Falling Mac sales come amid stagnant growth for the overall worldwide PC market. A total of 67.2 million PCs were shipped during the quarter, an 0.1 percent increase from the third quarter of 2017.

Apple also saw a decrease in Mac shipments in the United States during 3Q18. Apple shipped a total of 2 million Macs during the quarter, down from 2.2 million in 3Q17, for a 7.6 percent drop in growth and 13.7 percent market share.



HP was the number one PC vendor in the United States, shipping 4.5 million PCs for 30.7 percent market share. Dell came in at number two with 3.8 million PCs shipped and 25.9 percent market share, while Lenovo was third with 2.3 million PCs shipped and 15.4 percent market share.

IDC also released its own shipment estimates this afternoon, noting a similar decline in sales for Apple. According to IDC, Apple shipped 4.8 million Macs during the quarter, down from the aforementioned 5.4 million, a decline of 11.6 percent.

In IDC's rankings, Apple falls below Lenovo, HP, Dell, and Acer, coming in as the number five worldwide PC vendor. IDC's data also suggests an overall worldwide PC market decline of 0.9 percent rather than the 0.1 percent growth noted by Gartner.

Apple could see its Mac shipments jump back up during the fourth quarter of 2018 and the first quarter of 2019 as there are multiple Mac updates that we're expecting towards the end of the year, perhaps as early as October.

It's important to note that data from Gartner and IDC is preliminary and the numbers can shift, sometimes dramatically and sometimes less so. Last year, for example, Gartner said that Apple shipped 4.6 million Macs worldwide during the third quarter of 2017 when the actual number was significantly higher at 5.4 million.



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Re: down the hatch?!....mac sales down in Q3....
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: October 11, 2018 07:30AM
Pricing a properly-equipped MacBook Pro out of the range of even some pros couldn't have helped.



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Re: down the hatch?!....mac sales down in Q3....
Posted by: davemchine
Date: October 11, 2018 08:30AM
Maybe if Apple made computers we wanted they would sell more...
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Re: down the hatch?!....mac sales down in Q3....
Posted by: tuqqer
Date: October 11, 2018 09:34AM
I think we can all safely agree that this is the end of Apple.



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Re: down the hatch?!....mac sales down in Q3....
Posted by: JoeM
Date: October 11, 2018 10:54AM
They need another new iThingie.



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Re: down the hatch?!....mac sales down in Q3....
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: October 11, 2018 11:37AM
Mac is just Apple's legacy product. I bet there are bean counters pushing to drop the line altogether and put the money where it will earn more.



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Re: down the hatch?!....mac sales down in Q3....
Posted by: spacescape
Date: October 11, 2018 03:15PM
I am truly surprised Apple hasn't dropped hardware and just offers the OS.
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Re: down the hatch?!....mac sales down in Q3....
Posted by: sekker
Date: October 11, 2018 05:00PM
The Mac line as a company alone would be a Fortune 150 bizness. Not going anywhere.

Intel’s chip announcements today explain why Apple isn’t bothering to innovate quickly.

If they can make a Mac on ARM, it’d be fun again.

But I fear that’s called an iPad.
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Re: down the hatch?!....mac sales down in Q3....
Posted by: MacArtist
Date: October 12, 2018 02:41PM
I’m thinking my 2012 Mac Pro might just be the last Mac I own unless they deliver on a new easily upgradeable Mac Pro.



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