DigiTimes Research writes Apple has a chance to become the fifth largest PC brand in 2013. The research firm estimates Apple's Mac shipments, which excludes the iPad, may hit 24 million units in 2013, a 15 percent increase versus the 20.8 million units anticipated to ship this year.
Apple has released its new iMac, Mac mini, 13.3-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, iPad mini and fourth-generation iPad. For the Mac product lines, which are all heading towards light and thin designs with high resolution displays, Digitimes Research estimates that their total shipments will surpass 24 million units in 2013, up 15% from 20.8 million units in 2012, giving Apple a good chance of becoming the fifth largest PC brand vendor worldwide in 2013.
Total iPad shipments on the other hand are expected to hit 65 million units this year, with a further rise to 75 million or potentially even 85 million units anticipated in 2013.