Apple Sneaks Up on Cheaper PCs

A fulfillment center operated by Ulmart, Russias largest online electronics retailer, in Saint Petersburg, Russia, on March 7, 2014.

Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

The drop in worldwide PC shipments slowed last year, from 10 percent to about 2 percent, according to market researcher IDC. The biggest winner among the top companies was Apple, which boosted shipments by almost 16 percent and took the No. 5 spot from Asustek.



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