Gartner: Apple sold 1 million more Macs year over year in Q2

in Current Mac Hardware edited July 2021
New estimates from Gartner claim that Apple sold over 6 million Macs in the second quarter of 2021, up from 5 million in the same period in 2020.

Apple's latest iMac
Apple's latest iMac

Reporting mostly similar figures to IDC, Gartner estimates that a total of 6,086,000 Macs were sold in the second quarter, exactly a million more than the 5,086,000 in Q2 2020. Apple's share of the worldwide PC market also grew, from 7.4% to 8.5%.

Overall, the research firm estimates that 71.6 million PCs were sold worldwide. That figure includes both Windows PCs and Macs, plus what Gartner describes as "ultramobile premiums (such as Microsoft Surface)." It doesn't include Chromebooks or iPads.

The figure of 71.6 million total shipments represents an increase of 4.6%. However, that follows the previous Q1 2021 which had seen 35.7% growth.

"The global semiconductor shortage and subsequent component supply constraints have extended lead time for some enterprise mobile PC models to as long as 120 days," said Gartner's Mikako Kitagawa, in a statement. "This has led to prices increasing in the bill of materials, which vendors have passed on to end users."

Gartner expects that shortages and higher prices are set to continue. "Moving forward, rising prices could continue to slow PC demand through the next 6 to 12 months," aid Kitagawa.

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  • Reply 1 of 2
    cincyteecincytee Posts: 398member
    Always so ridiculous that they include Surface but no iPads. ("Please try to make Microsoft look better!")
  • Reply 2 of 2
    bleabbleab Posts: 23member
    cincytee said:
    Always so ridiculous that they include Surface but no iPads. ("Please try to make Microsoft look better!")
    Ummm ... if anything leaving out tablets AND ChromeOS harms Google. News flash: more Android tablets sell than iPads - by a two to one margin - and in 1Q2021 more Chromebooks sold than iPads too! Look, Surface has a tablet form factor but it still runs a PC operating system, meaning that it can do everything that a Dell or HP workstation can. Meanwhile an iPad most definitely CANNOT do most of the things that even a MacBook Air can do.
    edited July 2021
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