Apple's global share of the computer market hit 6.6 per cent in September - up from 4.7 per cent in the same month one year ago.

The strong media buzz surrounding Apple's iPod and iPhone products is also driving interest in the company's computers, helping it grab marketshare.

Net Applications believes Apple to have gained 40 per cent in marketshare terms in the last year, says The Street.

Apple is expected to sell over 2.3 million Macs in the current quarter.