PC shipments are still declining, whereas Apple had a fantastic third quarter

During the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, the global lockdown had a great influence on the sales of electronic devices such as personal computers and laptops. With the world accepting working from home as a new approach to their daily lives, the use of such devices was boosted, which led to a high rate of shipments and sales.

However, as the imposed restrictions started to be taken down and people started to go back to their respective areas of work, the figures started to come down and the trend of laptop and personal computer sales started to see its downfall.

According to the latest report shared by International Data Corporation (IDC), the sales report for 2022 is finally out. The idea behind this report was to compare the declining sales from 2021 to 2022.

As compared to the third quarter of the previous year, this year's shipments have gone down by 15%. While it is a significant fall as compared to the trend before COVID-19 made its appearance, the figures are still way up. The overall shipments saw a downfall from 87.3 million in 2021, the same time of the year, to 74.3 million in 2022.

In terms of respective manufacturers, three famous companies, including HP, Dell, and Lenovo, were among those whose shipments saw a descending shift, whereas, for the tech giant Apple, the sales did great.

HP experienced a 28% fall, while Dell went down by 21%, Lenovo fell by 16%, and Apple's shipments went up by 40% during the third quarter of 2022.

The results may not be in favor of these three big names, but right now all eyes are on the data that is about to be released by Microsoft, the parent company of Windows, and Intel. Both these companies will be sharing their reports on October 25th and October 27th, respectively.

Once the complete progress report is available, investing agents will be able to have a close look at the pros and cons of investing in a particular company.

The fact that the situation has gone back to almost normal could mean that the fourth quarter may also experience a downfall, but as the holiday season is pacing up, the sales could do somewhat better in the ongoing quarter.

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