Mac vs PC: Big gain in market share for Apple.

Mac Badly Outperforming the PC Industry

Moneybox
A blog about business and economics.
April 23 2013 5:26 PM

Mac Sales Wildly Outperforming the PC Industy

154624462
The relative health of the Mac business is interesting and certainly seems like a huge thumbs down for Windows 8

Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

We learned earlier in April that PC sales suffered a 14 percent year-on-year decline in units shipped. Today, Apple announced a measely 2 percent decline in units shipped paired with a 7.3 percent increase in revenues.

This turns out to be basically irrelevant to Apple surprising markets with strong earnings. The growth that mattered came from the iPad and the iPhone continues to be the company's revenue workhorse. But as I said this morning, the relative health of the Mac business is interesting and certainly seems like a huge thumbs down for Windows 8.

Matthew Yglesias is the executive editor of Vox and author of The Rent Is Too Damn High.

  Slate Plus
Slate Plus
Aug. 28 2015 12:31 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? International affairs writer Joshua Keating on what to read to understand the apparently permanent slowdown of the Chinese economy.