International Data Corp. (IDC) today released its first quarter market numbers and things looked good for Apple, according to a
According to IDC’s report Apple’s unit sales were up 5.4 percent on a worldwide basis for the quarter, both sequentially and in year-over-year figures. IDC gives credit to the flat panel iMac for its strong sales since its release at Macworld San Francisco.
Apple’s strong sales move the company up from the number 10 spot to number 9 in the worldwide market.
Apple’s sales also increased in the U.S. 6.7 percent from the same quarter last year and 6.9 percent sequentially. According to the report, the company’s U.S. market position rose to 3.7 from 3.4 percent a year ago.
In comparison, Dell grew 19 percent to just over 3 million units; IBM grew 2 percent to 577,000 units; and Hewlett-Packard remained steady with 1.1 million units sold.