Australian users are switching to the Mac at a faster rate than anywhere else in the world, a report claims.
The Courier-Mail cites research figures from Gartner which show Mac sales grew 52 per cent in Australia in the second quarter - nearly six times the rate of the PC industry overall.
"This is even better than in the US, where Mac sales have been growing at about three times the industry average," the report explains.
Apple's share of the Australian computer market in the second quarter of 2008 was 5.3 per cent, according to Gartner, up from 3.8 per cent a year ago. Rival research firm IDC puts the present figure as high as 6.2 per cent, the report claims.
"If Mac sales continue to grow at this rate, the platform will have a double-figure market share within a few years. In the US this will happen even sooner, with the Mac's market share topping 8 per cent in the latest quarter," we are informed.