- Macs dominate Amazon PC sales bestseller's list
If nothing else, this clear endorsement of Apple products by US consumers shows how much the company has returned to grab its slice of PC industry "lebensraum".
Apple computers in every stripe account for 12 of the online giant's top 20 computer sales this morning. (Amazon UK doesn't carry computers).
Apple to hit five per cent US share in 2006?
The news suggests Apple may see even more market growth in its current quarter, as its computers cease to be the oddballs of the home PC set, casting Microsoft protagonists into the same role - and similar arguments - as used by Apple defenders during Cupertino's lean years.
Last week analysts at IDC and Gartner revealed that Apple had finally become one of the top five US PC makers in the third calendar quarter of 2005. Apple's growth absolutely outperfomed the industry average, with US PC shipments climbing 11 per cent to 17 million.
IDC claimed Apple to be the fifth place PC maker in the US, with 737,000 units shipped. Its market share climbed from 3.3 per cent to 4.3 per cent for an astonishing 44.6 per cent year-on-year growth.
Gartner declared Apple to be the fourth place PC maker with 744,000 units shipped for 4.2 per cent of the market.
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