Despite rising worries over sovereign debt and the pace of economic recovery, the global computer market grew 22.4% in the second quarter of 2010 (2Q10), in-line with forecasted growth of 22.9%, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker.
Apple now has 8.8% of the US market, up from 8.6% in the second quarter of 2009, according to IDC. That's 15.4% year-over-year growth.
Apple is number four among US computer vendors. Ahead of it -- and their market shares -- are HP (25.7%) and Dell (24%).
On a worldwide basis, desktop computer shipments exceeded expectations, helping to confirm signs that businesses are moving ahead with replacements, while portable sales trailed forecast estimates, reflecting the effects of a thus-far jobless recovery on consumer spending.
"The personal computer market remains robust, and in a recovery phase, despite challenges to a broader economic recovery, such as slow job growth and a...
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