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HP first-quarter PC shipments, market share rises while Apple's declines

HP Inc.'s HPQ, -0.74% PC sales and marketplace proportion increased within the first quarter of 2018 whilst Apple Inc.'s AAPL, -0.47% declined as general trade sales have been flat from the year-ago quarter, consistent with data from International Data Corp. past due Wednesday. In effects that IDC stated "exceeded expectations," PC sales have been flat from the year-ago quarter at 60.four million devices shipped. Compared with the year-ago quarter, HP noticed four.3% expansion to 13.7 million devices, whilst Apple shipments declined four.8% to four million devices. Also, HP's proportion of the PC marketplace increased to 22.6% from 21.7% within the year-ago duration, whilst Apple's proportion declined to six.6% from 7% within the year-ago duration. The largest percentage expansion in devices shipped got here from Dell Inc., which noticed a 6.four% build up in devices shipped to 10.2 million.