Apple reportedly witnessed a growth of 17.1 percent in MacBook shipments during the second quarter of this year. According to global market analyst TrendForce’s latest report, Apple’s market share has expanded largely due to the sales of the new 12-inch MacBook. The company currently ranks fifth in the global rankings in terms of worldwide notebook shipments. Also Read - Lenovo K13 seems to be a rebranded Moto G10: Take a lookAlso Read - Lenovo ThinkPad X1 foldable PC launches in India finally with a steep price tag
Apple‘s positive growth holds a lot of significance as the global laptop market is witnessing a decline in sales. The Tim Cook-led company now owns a total of 10 percent share in the laptop market as compared to its share of 9.3 percent in the first quarter. The report further suggests that Apple could continue witnessing a steady growth with its focus on the MacBook Pro that is expected to be launched in the next quarter.
Meanwhile, Asus – Apple’s closest competitor in the laptop category – ranked at number four with 9.3 percent sequential growth to 3.99 million units in Q2, 2017. However, HP continues to lead the pack with 23.4 percent market share in the second quarter. Lenovo and Dell own 20.1 percent and 16.4 percent market share, respectively. ALSO READ: How to install macOS High Sierra public beta on your MacBook, iMac or Mac mini right now
‘The global notebook shipments for this second quarter registered a sequential quarterly increase of 5.7 percent and a year-on-year increase of 3.6 percent, totaling 39.96 million units,” says the report. According to Kou-Han Tseng, notebook analyst at TrendForce, global notebook shipments show prospects of another 3 to 5 percent increase from the previous quarter.