Yesterday a report by the IDC research group says that personal computer (PC) sales are down, but that Apple is doing better than most. Now a report by Canalys backs that up, though its report was a bit less favorable regarding the Mac.

The global PC market ended 2022 on a low note, with total shipments of desktops and notebooks down by 29% to 65.4 million units in quarter four (Q4), according to Canalys. This represents a fourth consecutive quarter of decline as holiday season spending was muted amid a worsening economic environment. 

The research group says that Apple sold approximately 7.2 million Macs in Q4 for 11% global PC market share. That compares to 7.million Mac sales in Q4 of 2021, a year-over-year drop of 7.5%. 

Despite this Apple now has 11% of the global PC market compared to 8.5% in the year-ago quarter. And its Q4 sales were down much less than the three companies ahead of it in market share. Per Canalys: Lenovo has 23.6% of the global PC market with annual sales down 28.9%.; HP has 20.2% with annual sales down 29%; and Dell has 16.5% with sales down 37.2%.

Canalys says this pegged total shipments for full-year 2022 at 285.1 million units, a 16% drop from the highs of 2021 when all end-user segments saw peak demand. Nevertheless, shipment volumes remain favorable compared to pre-pandemic, with total 2022 shipments 7% higher than in 2019. 

Canalys says that notebooks underwent a larger decline, down by 30% to 51.4 million units in Q4 2022 and 19% to 223.8 million units for the full year. Desktops fared slightly better, undergoing a decline of 24% to 14.1 million units in Q4 and a drop of 7% to 61.3 million units across 2022.

Article provided with permission from AppleWorld.Today