In the third quarter of 2009, mac sales grew by 16.4% which resulted in a total worldwide PC sales growth of 2.3%, which brings and end to three consecutive quarters of decline. Statistics released yesterday by IDC shows that the decline of PC sales turned a corner and is now in the positive integers, they even go as far as saying that it was only the start, with “ double-digit gains expected in the industry through 2013“.
Not only has Apple already noted that they had record-setting third-quarter sales which topped 3 million, however they also seem to be outright out outpacing the rest of the industry. According to IDC Apple has seen a 9.8 percent sales increase in Mac units sold, as well as a 16.4 percent increase when compared to the third quarter of 2008 on a global level.
Mac sales in October and November, have been projected to increase 21 percent, furthermore Apple is expected by some analysts to sell at least 3 million Macs this quarter. With the release of the new iMacs Desktop sales have seen large growth, with this segment increasing by 74 percent, while the Macbook and Macbook pro saw a 5 percent increase during October and November. Research shows that in October, the 21.5-inch iMac was the best-selling desktop at that time, with the 13-inch MacBook Pro being the best-selling laptop in the U.S. Additionally Apple took four of the top 10 positions for notebook sales.