The second quarter of the year ended a few days ago and analysts have started to publish their reports on the state of the PC industry but there are major discrepancies about Mac sales. Both Gartner and IDC have published their respective reports and below we will explain the discrepancies that have been detected in the data of both analysts.
IDC is quite optimistic about PC shipments in Q2, reporting nearly 65 million units in shipments , up 4.7% from the same quarter last year.
If you look at the Mac shipments you can see that there would have been a total of 4.07 million units shipped this quarter which is almost 10% growth over the same quarter last year. Without a doubt are very good numbers for Cupertino’s company which would eventually reach a 6% market share, entering the Top 5 of vendors that send more computers worldwide.
But these data seem to be unreliable compared to those provided by other analysts. Since Gartner, they have published a report that is quite different from IDC’s. According to Gartner , PC vendors reportedly shipped a total of 63 million units in the quarter, up 1.5 percent from a year earlier.
If we look at the Mac shipments we can see that Apple would have sent a total of 3.7 million units, decreasing by 0.02% compared to the same quarter last year. But not all the data is discrepant, since Gartner corroborates that the market share of Macs is 6%, slightly exceeding Acer, ranking fourth in the world.
In short, we are seeing IDC say that Mac sales are up almost 10% in Q2 2019 while Gartner bets that they have remained stable with a decline of only 0.02%.
These are simple supply chain estimates, but are not official Apple data. We have to wait until next month for the official revenue data by category to be published.