PC Shipments Plunge, but Apple Surges

The new MacBook designed for a wireless world unveiled at the Apple event in Cupertino, Calif. on March 8, 2015. (Apple)
The new MacBook designed for a wireless world unveiled at the Apple event in Cupertino, Calif. on March 8, 2015. (Apple)
The new MacBook designed for a wireless world unveiled at the Apple event in Cupertino, Calif. on March 8, 2015. (Apple)

(CNBC) – Fewer and fewer people are buying PCs, unless they are made by Apple, latest industry data show.

Global PC shipments plunged to a worse-than-expected 66.1 million units in the second quarter of 2015, marking an 11.8 percent year-on-year decline, according to a report by IDC.

But Apple was the only company to buck the trend and posted a 16.1 percent rise year-on-year rise in PC shipments.

Microsoft recently ended its support for Windows XP and this, combined with stores reducing inventory ahead of the Windows 10 launch this month was the reason behind the overall decline, IDC said.

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