Asia-Pacific sales allowed global Mac shipments to grow 6.9% in the March quarter, meaning that Apple once again outpaced overall PC shipment growth, notes “AppleInsider.” The total worldwide PC market saw its shipments increase 2.2% year-over-year in the March quarter.
However, Apple didn’t beat the overall market by as wide of a margin as it did in December. During that quarter Mac shipments grew 24.8%compared to a 1.7 percent decline in total PC shipments.
“We believe the slowdown (in the March quarter) can be attributed primarily to the absence of any upgrades of Mac models during the quarter, which has typically been a catalyst for shipment growth,” Wolf says. “However, we expect Apple to upgrade both the iMac and MacBooks in June, in advance of the back-to-school buying season.”