The latest research from Gartner and IDC is in, and it confirms a growing marketshare for the Mac, reaching 6.6 percent.
The reports both confirm that Apple's U.S. Mac business outgrew the overall U.S. PC market by a significant margin in Q1 2008. While the global PC market grew 14.6 percent, in the U.S. overall growth was just 3.5 percent. And Apple outgrew both.
Gartner pegs Mac shipments in the U.S. as up 32.5 percent; IDC offered more conservative assesement, pegging growth at 25.1 percent. Either way, Apple outgrew the market.
Dell was the only other company to post double-digit growth, with about 15.6 percent growth in the first quarter.
Apple's success means it now holds around 6 percent of the U.S. computer market. Gartner believes Apple now has 6.6 percent, while IDC claims Apple's at 6 percent of U.S. market share.
Apple reportedly shipped in excess of 1.01 million Macs across the U.S. in the quarter, and saw "decent growth" in the professional market. The company saw marketshare under 4.3 percent on a global basis.
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