Despite slow PC sales across Europe in the second quarter, Apple still managed to achieve 9.9 per cent growth.

A report on the French MacGeneration website reveals that Apple has seized ninth place there, with a 2.5 per cent market share, citing research statistics from Gartner.

The company has seized 3.8 per cent of the French notebook market, and 1.8 per cent of the country's desktop computer sales, the report reveals.

Across Europe, Apple is the number eight manufaturer with a 1.9 per cent share, but has been outperforming its competitors on a European basis.