Research firms Gartner and IDC have both reported that PC shipments declined again in the third quarter, but Gartner notes that we may see a recovery in the global PC market sometime in 2016.

According to Gartner, PC shipments fell 7.7 percent to 73.7 million units in the third quarter. IDC's outlook is a little more grim, with the firm pointing to a 10.8 percent decline to 71 million units in the same period. Perhaps strikingly, although not totally unexpected, Gartner notes that the launch of Windows 10 didn't noticeably affect PC shipments, as most users seem to have opted to use the free upgrade on their existing PC.

The outlook isn't totally dark, however, as Gartner analysts note that there are "signs for future stabilization and growth," but that recovery isn't expected until sometime in 2016.

Source: The New York Times