Analyst companies IDC and Gartner have published new statistics regarding worldwide computer sales, and there are some surprisingly big discrepancies in the figures.
During the second quarter of 2020, HP and Lenovo recorded the highest number of computer unit sales, followed by Dell, Apple, Acer and Asus.
By these numbers Mac sales saw a year-on-year increase of 36% according to IDC and 5.1% according to Gartner, while Apple has a market share of anywhere between 6.7% and 7.7% depending on who you ask.
During Q2 a total of 72.3 million computers were sold according to IDC (or 64.8 million according to Gartner). That's an increase of 11.2% (or 2.8%) compared with the corresponding period in 2019.
Computer unit sales during Q2 2020 according to IDC (market share in brackets):
- HP: 18.782 million (25.0%)
- Lenovo: 17.411 million (24.1%)
- Dell: 12.010 million (16.6%)
- Apple: 5.594 million (7.7%)
- Acer: 4.828 million (6.7%)
- Other: 14.337 million (19.8%)
And according to Gartner:
- Lenovo: 16.197 million (25.0%)
- HP: 16.165 million (24.9%)
- Dell: 10.648 million (16.4%)
- Apple: 4.368 million (6.7%)
- Acer: 4.007 million (6.2%)
- Asus: 3.593 million (5.5%)
- Other: 9.829 million (15.2%)
Apple has had some good financial results this year - the company's first 'coronavirus quarter' was unexpectedly better than the same period in 2019 - and there's plenty of hype around the upcoming iMac update. Whichever set of stats you look at, things are looking rosy at Apple Park right now.
Update January 2021 - Gartner has reported that Apple sold 31% more Macs in 2020
This article originally appeared on Macworld Sweden. Translation by David Price.