IDC and IHS iSuppli Both Confirm Slump in x86 PC Shipments

  • IHS iSuppli –
    “The total PC market in 2012 is expected to contract by 1.2 percent to 348.7 million units, down from 352.8 million in 2011, as shown in the figure below. Not since 2001—more than a decade ago—has the worldwide PC industry suffered such a decline.”
  • IDC“October 10, 2012 – The worldwide PC market contracted sharply in the third quarter of 2012 (3Q12), with shipments declining 8.6% from the third quarter of 2011, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. The results are below IDC’s August forecast of a 3.8% year-on-year market contraction.”

Because of bundling that other OS with most PCs, this is also the first time in a decade that shipments of that other OS have declined from one year to the next. Meanwhile, */Linux is growing explosively…
Google reports Android/Linux has reached 1.3million activations per day

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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One Response to IDC and IHS iSuppli Both Confirm Slump in x86 PC Shipments

  1. dougman says:

    This is a down economy, and each year will be a decline, worse then the prior one.

    XP expires in two years, and no one will want METROFAIL.

    But why buy a new computer? When you can revive your existing system with LINUX!

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