While some experts believe that the range Mac might be a little shunned by users in favor ofiPad, the traditional laptop and desktop computerApple has exceeded the global market for PC almost 25% in the last quarter. This represents the largest margin between the two in five years.
Mac sales increased 18.1% in the fourth quarter of 2013, and outpaced the overall PC market by 24.7%. Global PC deliveries, which are dominated by machines Windows, have been down over the past seven quarters.Apple has also seen its Mac shipments decrease in certain quarters, but the company has nonetheless gained market share over Windows PCs in almost every quarter since 2005.
Finally, Mac’s share of the global computer market has grown from 2.1% in 2005 to 5.5% in 2013. Apple’s share of sales growth has grown even more, from 3.2% to 10.4%.