According to the latest PC shipment volume shared by Gartner, a data research organization, in the third quarter of 2020, the global PC shipment volume was 71.4 million units, with a year-on-year growth of 3.6%. Among them, the global shipment of Apple Mac computers also achieved a small growth in the third quarter of 2020. < / P > < p > Apple Macs shipped 5.5 million Macs in the third quarter of 2020, up 7.3% from 5.1 million in the third quarter of 2019. Apple’s market share increased from 7.5% to 7.7%. While Apple performed well, other PC manufacturers also achieved growth in shipment. < p > < p > for example, Acer ASUS grew significantly, 29.5% and 12.9% respectively compared with the shipment volume in 2019. However, both PC sales are not enough to overturn Apple’s position as the world’s fourth largest PC manufacturer. Lenovo, the world’s largest PC manufacturer, shipped 18 million pcs, up 8.3% from 16.9 million in the same period last year. HP’s shipment volume increased slightly to 15.5 million units. Dell declined slightly, with 10.8 million units shipped, compared with 11.3 million units in the third quarter of 2019, down 4.6%. < / P > < p > Apple also achieved growth in the U.S. market, with sales of 2.4 million units, up 7% from 2.3 million units in the third quarter of 2019. It is worth mentioning that all PC suppliers in the United States have achieved growth, and compared with the same period last year, the U.S. PC market shipment increased by 11.4%, which is the fastest growth of PC shipment in the United States in 10 years. HP is the largest supplier in the United States, with a shipment of 5.1 million units, followed by Dell with 4.1 million units and Lenovo with 2.5 million units. < p > < p > Gartner believes that the increase in demand for people to work at home due to the epidemic situation is the main reason for the rise in PC shipment. The third quarter of 2020 is also the strongest period in the past five years. IDC also released its own shipment volume. IDC’s data shows that the global PC shipment in the third quarter was 81.3 million units, up 14.6% year-on-year. Lenovo continued to rank first with a 23.7% market share, with 19.27 million units shipped. HP, Dell, apple and Acer ranked second to fifth. However, in terms of apple sales, IDC is quite different from Gartner. According to IDC, Apple’s MAC shipments are estimated to be 6.9 million, up 38.9% from 5 million in the third quarter of 2019. < / P > < p > in IDC’s ranking, apple still ranks fourth, behind Lenovo, HP and Dell. Gartner and IDC have different metrics, which may explain some of the differences in numbers. Gartner counted desktops and laptops, but not chrome books and iPads. < / P > < p > IDC’s data includes desktops, laptops, and workstations, but does not include tablets or x86 servers. However, both IDC and Gartner’s data are based on the fact that Apple doesn’t provide a specific breakdown of MAC sales, so it’s hard to confirm the exact number. More Samsung devices can now run Android applications on PC through your phone