Market research firm Gartner released a report Wednesday showing that Apple’s market share for personal computers in the US is now 6.6%, a nice step up from the 5.2% they were at. Shipping over 1.01 million machines, Apple is now the fourth under Dell, HP, and Acer respectively in the US market. Unfortunately, Apple has not yet made the top 5 list when it comes to computer producers worldwide. That list contained HP, Dell, Acer, Lenovo, and Toshiba respectively. However, Apple has still made some very steady growth this quarter which is one thing they can be proud of.
One strong point in sales for all the companies was mobile platforms, or laptops. This is no surprise as laptops are becoming very powerful and people are becoming more mobile. “Despite declining consumer confidence, U.S. consumers did not put off mobile PC purchases as evidenced by solid mobile growth,” Mika Kitagawa, principal analyst for Gartner said. “This growth was stimulated in part by aggressive price cuts.” Keep up the good work Apple, I would love see you on that worldwide list next quarter!