Posted by: MASMedia in Mac, Other Apple News, iPad Tablet, iPhone News
Deliveries of personal computers in the United States fell in the second quarter as manufacturers, retailers and consumers move their focus to tablets.
U.S. PC sales fell 5.6%, compared to the same three-month period a year ago, according to Mikako Kitagawa at Gartner. Worldwide PC shipments grew just 2.3%, well below the tech consultancy’s modest 6.7% growth forecast.
“Given the hype around media tablets such as the iPad, retailers were very conservative in placing orders for PCs,” said Mikako Kitagawa, principal analyst at Gartner. “Instead, they wanted to secure space for media tablets.”
Apple has sold nearly 20 million iPads in their first year in stors. Meanwhile, U.S. PC manufacturers have been underselling their year-ago results by about a million devices.
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