Mac sales in Mainland China see 17% year-over-year growth; iPad sales grow 47%

Reports today from the IDC and Gartner research groups claim that Mac sales were down around 24% year-over-year in the third quarter of 2023. But a third report says Mac sales actually grew!

Desktop (including desktop workstations) and notebook (including mobile workstations) shipments were both down 19%, to 3.0 million and 6.6 million units respectively, according to a new report from the Canalys research group.

Lenovo topped Mainland China’s PC market yet again but experienced a year-on-year shipment decline of 24%. HP and Huawei both experienced year-on-year growth of 6% against a favorable comparison quarter, taking second and third place respectively. Dell posted the largest decline among the major PC vendors with a 52% drop in shipments annually, marking a recent low for its market share in the region. 

However, Apple sealed fifth place with 17% year-on-year growth.  It sold 681,000 Macs in Q2 of 2023 compared to 584,000 Macs in Q2 of 2022.

Meanwhile, Mainland China’s tablet market posted 8% year-on-year growth, primarily due to Apple’s strong performance. Android tablets experienced a shipment decline of 5% despite strong discounting from vendors and the retail channel in Q2 2023.  Apple topped Mainland China’s tablet market with 2.3 million units of shipments, achieving 47% year-on-year growth. 

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.