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Oct 19, 2006

NEWS: Apple's Mac market share tops 5% with over 30% growth

by Jim Dalrymple

Oct 19, 2006 12:00 am

Apple topped all computer companies posting over 30 percent year-over-year growth rate in its Macintosh market share. According to two market research firms, Apple’s computer market share has surpassed 5 percent.

“Apple had a very good quarter with shipments increasing more than 30 percent in all regions except Japan,” said analysts for IDC in their report. “The growth is an excellent sign of the success of Apple’s transition to Intel based systems.”

According to IDC’s report, the growth puts Apple’s market share at 5.8 percent (fourth place overall), ahead of Toshiba at 4.2 percent. Dell topped the U.S. market with 31 percent, but suffered a negative growth rate of -6.7 percent. The top 5 is rounded out by HP with a 22 percent share and Gateway with a 6 percent share.

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