Oct 14 2013, 4:45pm CDT | by Bijon Kumar Pramanik
Apple Balla reported on Wednesday that, according to the NASDAQ:AAPL, the sales of the Mac PCs were down by 11 percent, in comparison to the last year’s third quarter. IDC said that, from the top five PC vendors, Apple was the sole company out of the top five US personal computer vendors to show a decline.
In her interview with the Marketwatch, Loren Loverde from IDC said that the general weakness of the PC market was offset by higher than envisioned demand. She mentioned that ‘Apple’s focus is oriented more on portables and consumer markets. In this quarter, growth was more evident in commercial.
The market seems to be moving away from PCs towards tablets, smartphones, and television and other appliances that are internet enabled. Dell chose to deal with the situation by focusing on enterprises. HP has not been successful in preparing for this new world. Apple seems to be in a better position, considering how popular iPad and iPhone are. Interestingly, Microsoft and Google, might be in the best position, since both are focusing on new platforms for both consumers and enterprises.
Bijon Kumar Pramanik
Bijon Kumar Pramanik is an experienced technology writer working since years in the consumer electronics field.
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