But the firm remains cautions for Q1 CY18 as fieldwork showed less of a tailwind mix from the new iPhones versus a month ago.
Big Mac quarter: IDC data shows that Mac shipments grew 7.3% on the year during the December quarter, which pushed the market share up to 8.2% from 7.7%. But those numbers still put Apple in fourth place overall.
The PC market achieved its first positive holiday quarter in six years driven by HP (NYSE:HPQ) (share: 23.5%; Y/Y growth: 8.3%), Lenovo (OTCPK:LNVGF) (share: 22.2%; Y/Y growth: flat), and Dell (NYSE:DVMT) (share: 15.7%; Y/Y growth: 0.7%).
AR talks: Bloomberg reports Apple was among the tech giants talking with suppliers of AR glasses parts during #CES18.
Apple shares are up 0.8%.
Previously: Apple faces questions from U.S. Senator, class-action lawsuits, and tax reveal (Jan. 10)