Computer sales: Lenovo overtakes Apple in the USA

Computer sales: Lenovo overtakes Apple in the USA


Posted: May 22, 2014
Updated: May 22, 2014

by Martin

AlthoughApple experienced growth in sales of Mac, the giant of Cupertino seems to be running out of steam. According to a report Canalys, Lenovo would have exceeded for the first time Apple in terms of computer sales in the US market, which may well worry Tim Cook’s company.

Lenovo claims to have doubled Apple to take third place in the US market, behind the PC giants, HP and Dell. This claim is based on sales data collected over the past three months, as well as additional figures provided by IDC. It is interesting to note, however, that Gartner places Lenovo fourth, based on different numbers.

Computer sales Q1 2014 USA - Computer sales: Lenovo overtakes Apple in the USAFor the first time, Lenovo’s EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) sales exceeded that of China – for PC sales – in the quarter, while in the United States Lenovo overtook Apple to take third place in fourth quarter”. Lenovo also revealed that if sales of computers and tablets were counted in a single category, the number of devices sold would reach 64 million, an increase of 18% over the year.

According to Lenovo CEO Yuanqing Yang, ” The record sales and profits that we generated last year prove that Lenovo can grow and keep its promises, regardless of market conditions.”Is Lenovo able to maintain its momentum, or will Apple manage to recover its number 3 spot in the United States in the next quarter? Nothing is sure yet, but the apple company will have to present new Macs during WWDC 2014 to hope to regain market share.