For the First Time in US Chromebook Shipments Overtook Mac: In the US for the first time Google’s Chrome OS-powered PCs and laptops outsold Apple’s OS X-based Mac PCs. Linn Huang, the Verge cites IDC Research Director and the Devices &Displays have confirmed the news.
- Last month PC shipments recorded a decline.
- Last month Dell overtook HP in the US PC shipments
- In the US an IDC analyst claimed that Chrome OS overtook OS X
For the First Time in US Chromebook Shipments Overtook Mac
It is worth noting that the market research firm IDC does not announce any figures that are showing the shipment figures of the Chrome OS PCs versus Apple’s Mac PCs. The Verge quotes Huang, ‘the Chrome OS overtook Mac OS in US in terms of the shipments for the first time in 1Q16. The Chromebooks are still the largely a US K-12 story.
When worldwide PC shipments were reported to show the decline the news comes at a time. Last month IDC had claimed that 60.6 million units in first quarter of 2016 were shipped and this was a year-on-year decline of 11.5 percent. During Q1 2016, the decline in PC shipments were anticipated to be relatively weak as Microsoft’s Windows 10 enterprise upgrades that were largely remained in the pilot phase while the consumers demand remains weak. IDC had claimed that the PC shipments to US fell by 5.8 percent to 13.6 million in Q1 16.
Last month, while reporting the huge decline in the PC. Huang said that ‘Demand for PCs in the US that remain sluggish. However, we will be entering a period of reprieve. In the second quarter education buying and peak corporate have historically started. With some potential continued ascent and with some IT buyers thinking about the early Windows 10 transitions of Chromebooks in U.S. K-12, in the coming months the PC market should experience the modest rebound. Last month, the Dell overtook HP for the first time since 2009 in the US PC market.