Computer shipments again declined in the third quarter, and though the retreat wasn’t as steep as in recent periods, the sector remained troubled, according to two leading research firms.
Industry reports released on Tuesday showed that shipments of personal computers slid anew in the recently ended quarter as lifestyles continued to shift to smartphones and tablets.
Personal computer shipments fell again in the second quarter, two prominent research firms found, but the declines were less severe than in other recent periods.
Apple's share of the worldwide PC market continued a steady decline in the third calendar quarter of 2016, with estimates from market research firms IDC and Gartner both seeing shipments down least 13 percent from last year.
Sales of Windows PCs fared better than Apple Macs during the third quarter this year. Third-quarter PC shipments declined by 3.9 percent compared to the same quarter last year, but Mac shipments dropped by 13 percent. PC shipments t...