Market research firm TrendForce has come up with new data that puts Apple in the fifth place in the US (in terms of laptop market share). This is thanks to a spectacular quarter-to-quarter growth in MacBook sales.MacBook sales figures for the second quarter this year, as compared to the first, grew by 17.1%. This growth was the second highest for any company in the same segment. This new-found increase in MacBook sales saw Apple climb a place in overall laptop market share rankings.
“The growth boosted Apple’s market share from 9.3% to 10%, bringing it very close to challenging ASUS for the #4 slot behind HP, Lenovo and Dell,” reports 9to5Mac.
Only Dell outsold Apple in this quarter, registering a 21.3% increase in sales. HP, with 8.5% increase, continued to sit on top of the table.
The prediction for the rest of the year for Apple is also good.
The third quarter, or the Sept-Dec quarter, has traditionally been Apple’s best quarter. The reason being that Apple usually refreshes its product line-up in September, followed by a huge increase in sales due to the onset of the holiday season in December. Hence, the rest of the year looks pretty good for Apple.
The report from TrendForce continues —
“TrendForce also anticipates a double-digit sequential growth for third-quarter MacBook shipments as Apple will focus on the MacBook Pro series during the year’s second half.”