Apple's Marketshare Up to 5.6%

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    IDC released marketshare numbers for the top U.S. and worldwide computer brands.

    Apple's 2nd Quarter 2007 U.S. marketshare was up to 5.6% of U.S. shipments. This tied Apple in 3rd place with Gateway for U.S. marketshare for this quarter. Dell and HP were well ahead at 28.4% and 23.6% respectively. Apple did not rank in the top 5 vendors for worldwide sales.

    The 5.6% U.S. marketshare represents an increase from 4.8% in the year-ago (2006) quarter, which was an increase from 4.4% in the Q2 2005 quarter.

    The U.S. market grew by 7.2% while Apple's sales grew 26.1% from the year ago quarter.

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  2. macrumors 68040


    Mar 13, 2007
    Excellent progress.

    I think an iMac refresh and Leopard will increase those numbers as well. :D

  3. macrumors 6502a


    May 26, 2005
    Rampaging Tokyo
  4. macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    Apple sales growing at just under 4 times the industry growth rate. That is huge.

    If you thought the iPod had a halo effect, wait until you see what the iPhone has.
  5. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    Just think how many more they'd sell if they'd just update the iMac and Mini already. :p

  6. Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    Very impressive growth from a lot of the other top vendors too, though. Toshiba and Acer both closed the gap considerably on Apple in the US. That growth is coming at the expense of Dell, Gateway, and a number of other smaller vendors, but Apple certainly has some competition still in that second tier.
  7. macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2002
    Just remember the bigger you get the harder you fall, it has happened once.
  8. macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    Jul 16, 2002
    No kidding -- I'd buy one!
  9. macrumors G3


    Apr 30, 2004

    wow, enthusiasm :p
  10. macrumors 68020

    Dec 25, 2006

    Apple is only going to keep growing more and more with new Macs, Leopard, iPhone, & new iPods :) Apple will not become the majority... BUT, NEARLY ANYONE that is not poor will own a Mac instead of a PC in the near future :) :apple:
  11. Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    I'm really continually amazed that Gateway is still in business. Not only do they manage to find new lows for themselves... in 2003, eMachines was in the top five manufacturers all by itself... and now, three years after merging with Gateway, as far as I can tell, Gateway has managed to erode every last bit of eMachine's value. Gah. Deplorable.
  12. macrumors 68000


    Apr 18, 2003
    I hate to toot my own horn but I hope my recent MBP purchase last month helped these figures. :)

    *beep* *beep*
  13. macrumors 68020

    Dec 25, 2006
    Vista SUCKS!!!

    Not to take anything away from Apple, but Vista is only helping on top of everything else :D
  14. macrumors 6502

    May 2, 2007
    100% PLUS per Year!

    Let's see 26.2% sales growth last quarter, times 4 equals 104% sales growth year over year. That's the best part of being the #3 pc manufacturer, there's lots of room for growth.

    Add a new operating system, a refresh of iMac and you have a better than 100% growth in sales for Macs this year. Is there any wonder the stock doubles each year. Maybe this year a little more than double considering I think they made a few extra dollars selling some phone thing... you may have heard about it.

    And the best part is that Intel reported that they cut prices on their chips in the past quarter to compete with AMD. That means that Apple built those fast selling Macs with cheaper chips, i.e. bigger profit margin. :)

    Sales doubling, margins expanding. What more could one ask for? A stock split? Not needed, but what they heck... why not?
  15. macrumors newbie

    Jul 5, 2007
    Minneapolis, MN
    good news

    Good news that Apple is increasing its market share. It's certainly an up-hill battle.

    Now, if they'll just fix that d*** 10.4.10 update wireless and kernel panic issue, I'l be happy as a clam!!! :(
  16. macrumors 65816


    Nov 5, 2004
    Gateway actually makes pretty solid machines. Better than anything Dell makes not named XPS or Latitude. I have a Gateway laptop that I feel is second only to an Apple laptop in terms of build quality and has much better price/performance.
  17. macrumors 6502

    May 2, 2007
    Oh, and put me down for a new iMac next month too!
  18. macrumors regular

    May 24, 2007
    I wonder what Apple's market share percentage would be if you remove the corporate sales from the totals. It would have to be in double figures.
  19. macrumors 6502

    May 20, 2002
    "Let's see 26.2% sales growth last quarter, times 4 equals 104% sales growth year over year. That's the best part of being the #3 pc manufacturer, there's lots of room for growth. "

    Normally sales growth is measured against the same quarter in the prior year.
  20. macrumors newbie

    Jul 18, 2007
    The math is also not quite right. Even assuming 26.2 percent growth per quarter, you'd end up with 150 percent growth in one year. Of course, the bigger their numbers get, the harder it will be to maintain such outsize growth. We hope they do, obviously. :cool:
  21. Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Mmmmm, I'm not sure that's exactly a stiff competition. :p But okay, to your point, they might make good computers, or they might not. They are nonetheless destroying themselves... look at their sliding marketshare, miserable failure excuses for stores, the lack of visibility of the excellent leader they brought over from eMachines. The clock is ticking...those computers you like are not going to be around for much longer at this rate.
  22. macrumors regular

    Feb 22, 2007
    Q2 of 07 vs. Q2 of 06
    in US:
    HP: +26%
    TOSHIBA: +50%
    ACER: +164%
    GATEWAY: -7%
    Apple: +26%

    HP: +37%
    Lenovo: +22%
    ACER: +55%
    TOSHIBA: +22%
  23. Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Q Division, Los Angeles
    The easy way to see the market share percentages:

    Attached Files:

  24. macrumors 6502

    May 2, 2007
    Before you slam my math...

    Before you slam my math, realize that Apple Inc.'s earnings are up year over year at a rate of 139.6%, so a 104% Mac sales increase would seem reasonable. The halo effect from the iPhone could accelerate Mac sales this fall, not to mention the upcoming release of Leopard, OS X.

    At some point the momentum in market share growth will accelerate as Mac sales reach a tipping point. Maybe it's when PC users compare Leopard to Vista and realize that Leopard wins hands down.

    It's going to be a great Christmas!
  25. macrumors regular

    Feb 22, 2007
    nice pie

    I wonder if that "market share" numbers are Q2 shipments or the whole user base percentages.

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