Headlines from last week included analysts weighing in on Apple’s AAPL services and iPhones, Facebook FB shopping for independent gaming studios for Oculus-exclusives, Intel INTC dropping its patent auction, Amazon AMZN applying for FCC permission, PC shipments and more.
According to IDC, the top 5 companies in the last quarter were Lenovo, with a 25.1% share, followed by HP HPQ with 23.7%, Dell Technologies with 17.9%, Acer with 6.6% and Apple with 6.3%. IDC, which includes chromebook sin the calculation, says overall sales grew 4.7%, unlike Gartner, which says that sales grew 1.5%. End of life for Windows 7 (from Jan 2020), the easier availability of some Intel chips that were in short supply in the previous quarter and excess shipments in anticipation of higher U.S. tariffs on China-made items drove sales, according to both firms.
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