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Wild Clash in Second Quarter 2022 Apple Mac Shipment Statistics Between IDC and Gartner Is Baffling

Obviously, Apple has released 594 reports on various Apple stats over the years and I’ve never seen a conflict between IDC and Gartner on the same topic of global Mac shipments before.

Earlier today, we covered IDC’s second-quarter 2022 PC shipments, in which Apple’s Mac shipments fell 22.5%. In stark contrast, Gartner says Apple Mac shipments grew 9.3%, higher than the other top 5 PC vendors. One of the American research companies went out to lunch, but which one?

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While IDC saw the global PC sector drop 15.3%, Gartner says the drop was 12.6%.

The top three vendors in the global PC market saw lower PC shipments in the second quarter of 2022, but their rankings remained unchanged. The combination of a 27.5% decline in HP and a 5.2% decline in Dell brought Dell within 0.3 percentage points of HP in terms of market share. Apple was the only vendor to see growth in the second quarter of 2022, driven by the popularity of the M1 device.

Regional overview

According to Gartner, the US PC market shrank 17.5% in the second quarter of 2022. Although the market saw growth in shipments of desktops and laptops (excluding Chromebooks), this growth was offset by a 50% year-over-year decline in Chromebook shipments.

Dell secured the top spot in the US PC market based on shipments with 27.2% market share. Despite a 43.5% decline, HP took the No. 2 position with 22.3% market share. Apple landed in fourth place with 19.5% growth.

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3 Gartner US Q2 2022 PC shipments

For more, read the full Gartner report.

We may need to look at a third report on PC shipments for Q2 2022 to get a better idea of ​​which of the two reports, IDC or Gartner, was more accurate. For now, the stark contrast between the reports is not disconcerting.

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