Price hike, anticipated launch of Windows 10 operating system are among the factors responsible for the decline in the worldwide shipments of PCs in the second quarter of 2015 according to Gartner.
The leading information technology research and advisory company, in its preliminary result of PC worldwide shipments, reveals that worldwide PC shipments totaled 68.4 million units in the second quarter of 2015, a 9.5 percent decline from the second quarter of 2014. This was the steepest PC shipment decline since the third quarter of 2013. PC shipments are projected to decline 4.4 percent in 2015.
[blockquote right=”pull-right” cite=”IDC”]“Analysts emphasized that these inhibitors are temporary events, and they are not changing the PC market’s structure. Therefore, while the PC industry is going through a decline, the market is expected to go back to slow and steady growth in 2016.” [/blockquote]