25 Jun '13, 8am

$AAPL Worldwide PC, tablet and mobile phone shipments to grow 5.9% in 2013, says Gartner

Worldwide traditional PC (desktop-based and notebook) shipments are forecast to total 305 million units in 2013, a 10.6% decline from 2012 , while the PC market including ultramobiles is forecast to decline 7.3% in 2013. Tablet shipments are expected to grow 67.9%, with shipments reaching 202 million units, while the mobile phone market will grow 4.3%, with volume of more than 1.8 billion units. The sharp decline in PC sales recorded in the first quarter was the result in a change in preferences in consumers' wants and needs, but also an adjustment in the channel to make room for new products hitting the market in the second half of 2013.

Full article: http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20130625PR204.html

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