During Apple's Financial Conference Call Apple's CEO Tim Cook noted that Apple continued to defy the industry trend with a growth rate of 9% in a market that IDC measured recently as contracting by 12%. More importantly, Apple's Mac sales in China grew an amazing 33% Year-over-Year. Sources from Apple's upstream supply chain noted that their orders for Mac products for the second half are stable and the overall volume is expected to surpass that of the first half. That's a pretty bold statement considering that new Windows 10 hardware will be hitting on all cylinders in Q4.
The sources also noted that Apple's share in the PC market is continuously rising as its MacBook Air products have attracted demand from Wintel users, especially after Windows 8's release. This is because Apple has been adjusting the Mac pricing to make the products' friendlier to consumers. Will Apple be able to pull off a huge win over PC OEMs in Q4? Only time will tell.
DigiTimes further noted that currently, Apple's iMac, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro are manufactured by Quanta Computer, while the new 12-inch MacBook is made by Pegatron Technology.