While Dell and HP continue to dominate the PC market in the US, latest figures from IDC reveal that Apple has tied for third place with Gateway in the second quarter – a position it hasn't held for many a year.

Apple's market share of 5.6% is still well below Dell's 28.4% and HP's 23.6%, but the fact that it has risen above the likes of Toshiba (5.3%) and Acer (5.2%) will gladden many a Mac user's heart.
While Apple's shipments were up 26.2% year on year, compared to an industry average of 7.2%, Toshiba and Acer both showed phenomenal growth in shipments – 50% and 163.8% respectively.