Apple captured 2.3 percent of the worldwide market share in the second quarter of 2003, down from 2.7 percent a year ago, but slightly up from the 2 percent it had in the first quarter, according to research firm IDC. “Although unit sales were down, there were bright spots in Apple’s earnings report,” writes Ina Fried for CNET “The company last quarter had its highest revenue level in nearly three years by selling higher-priced machines, as well as more of its iPod music players. The iTunes Music Store offers another potential boost to the Mac maker.” Gateway saw its shipments decline by more than 24 percent from a year ago, while Dell and HP both posted double-digit gains.