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Apple’s U.S. Mac market share rises to 8.1 percent in Q3

Apple Inc.’s share of the U.S. personal computer market for the third calendar quarter of 2007 was 8.1 percent, up from 6.2 percent during the same period one year ago, according to preliminary results released from Gartner on Wednesday.

 The Cupertino-based company’s U.S. Mac shipments grew 37.2 percent year-over-year — more than twice as fast as any other manufacturer ranked in Gartner’s top 5 PC vendors for the three-month period ending September — helping it snag a spot as the No. 3 U.S. PC vendor overall.

Apple’s US-based Mac shipments during the quarter totaled 1,338,000, compared just 975,000 during the same time last year. Hewlett-Packard and Toshiba also posted somewhat healthy growth during the quarter of 16.5 percent and 16.3 percent to garner a 25.7 percent 5.7 percent share of the U.S. market, respectively…..”

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October 18, 2007 - Posted by | apple, financial

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