Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday April 12, 2016

PC Shipments Are In Decline...AGAIN!

Oh no! The end of the PC is almost upon us...again! Seriously guys, I mean it. If we don't do something fast, shipments will soon reach zero and no one will ever buy a computer again. Ever.

Worldwide PC shipments totaled 60.6 million units in the first quarter of 2016 (1Q16), a year-on-year decline of 11.5%, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. Shipments were in line with conservative expectations for a decline of 11.3%, and anticipated a relatively weak environment during the first half of 2016 as Windows 10 enterprise upgrades largely remained in pilot phase while consumer demand remains weak. The volatility in stocks, commodities and currencies also helped depress shipments.