Gartner: Apple's U.S. market share slips in Q1 2009

Gartner: Apple's U.S. market share slips in Q1 2009

Summary: A new report released by Gartner says that worldwide PC shipments totaled 67.2 million units in the first quarter of 2009, a decline of 6.

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A new report released by Gartner says that worldwide PC shipments totaled 67.2 million units in the first quarter of 2009, a decline of 6.5 percent.

We are seeing some evidence of channel inventory restocking, particularly in the U.S.,” said George Shiffler, research director at Gartner. “This restocking should not be interpreted as a recovery in PC end-user demand; it’s still unclear if the global PC market has hit the bottom.

According to the report Apple's U.S. market share dropped from 8 percent in the fourth quarter of 2008 to 7.4 percent.

Preliminary United States PC Vendor Unit Shipment Estimates for 1Q09 (Thousands of Units)

Company

1Q09 Shipments

1Q09 Market Share (%)

1Q08 Shipments

1Q08 Market Share (%)

1Q09-1Q08 Growth (%)

Hewlett-Packard

4,228

27.7

3,804

24.8

11.1

Dell Inc.

3,996

26.2

4,775

31.2

-16.3

Acer

2,076

13.6

1,389

9.1

49.4

Apple Computer

1,135

7.4

1,148

7.5

-1.1

Toshiba

1,005

6.6

840

5.5

19.6

Others

2,837

18.6

3,371

22.0

-15.8

Total

15,276

100.0

15,327

100.0

-0.3

Source: Gartner (April 2009)

Analysts think that Apple’s relatively higher ASP created challenges for it in the tough economy, but that its deft control of inventories limited its shipment decline.

Tip: MacRumors

Topics: Apple, CXO, Hardware, IT Priorities

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  • Nobody can afford them. Worse,

    some people in the "blogosphere" or whatever claim workers are paid too much for their jobs. (only because corporations continue to drive down worker wages while increasing executive wages... and perks... and have no repercussions if they deliberately drive their company into the ground.)

    Never mind we're in a RECESSION, of course their market share will slip. So is everyone else. And the more companies that let go of people, or underpay, the worse all this is going to get.

    Unless I'm missing something and let's face it, the computer beats me at chess by the 5th move...
    HypnoToad
  • That is a very bad sign for Apple

    Apple products are really only successful in North America so if they start losing their support here, that is [b]not[/b] good for Apple.

    In even worse news for OS X users, your machine might be part of a botnet. If you don't run AV, you simply have no way of knowing.
    http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=3157

    Be careful out there. If you use OS X, don't install any programs, don't open any attachments, and don't visit any web sites. The only safe Mac is an unplugged Mac.
    NonZealot
  • there's more to the story than this 'sensational' headline

    I read this and found that you sometimes have to understand
    the big picture:

    http://theappleblog.com/2009/04/16/idc-numbers-apples-
    doing-just-fine-thank-you/
    ShazAmerica