Apple’s Mac is now the only major PC brand that’s growing

The Mac is back.

Apple’s Mac continues to be one of the few bright spots in the PC industry.

It’s the continuation of a long trend. The broader PC industry hasn’t grown quarterly shipments on a year-over-year basis since 2012, according to IDC. Last quarter’s decline was anticipated, with reasons including inventory reduction ahead of Microsoft’s Windows 10 launch later this year and foreign currency weakness.

Meanwhile, Apple launched its thin new MacBook during the quarter, and it is still backordered—Apple’s online store currently projects a 2-3 week wait for delivery. Still, it was the 22nd time in the last 23 quarters that Apple’s Mac shipments outpaced the broader PC industry.

Rival research firm Gartner, for what it’s worth, says global PC shipments fell 10% to 68 million last quarter. It does not include Apple in its top five, and a Gartner rep did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Apple will report actual Mac shipments as part of its June-quarter results on July 21.

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