Apple Mac shipments grew 11% in Q3 2021, driven by M1

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Apple's shipments of Mac computers grew 11% year-over-year in the third quarter of 2021, driven largely by demand for the company's new M1 models, while total PC growth appears to be contracting



Credit: Andrew O'Hara, AppleInsider
Credit: Andrew O'Hara, AppleInsider

Global PC shipments saw their sixth consecutive quarter of growth during Q3 2021, which marks the period between July and September. A total of 84.2 million PCs were shipped during the timeframe, representing 9.3% year-over-year growth,
according to Counterpoint Research.

The 9.3% growth does imply decelerating PC momentum, since the previous four quarters saw double-digit annual growth. Most manufacturers are also not seeing any shrinking gap between supply and demand because of supply constraints and component shortages -- issues that Counterpoint says won't be rectified until mid-2022.

However, PC demand remained solid, particularly among the commercial and enterprise market. Lenovo ranked first with 23.9% of the market share, while HP took 20.5% and Dell took 18.1%. Apple's Mac lineup took 8.7% of the market and the Cupertino tech giant ranked fourth overall.

Apple on Monday unveiled two new MacBook Pro models equipped with upgraded M1 Pro and M1 Max chipsets, which are obviously not included in Thursday's data. The 14-inch MacBook Pro and 16-inch MacBook Pro join a growing slate of Apple Silicon Mac models that first kicked off in 2020.

The Cupertino tech giant will report its quarterly earnings for Q3 2021 later in October. Although Apple no longer reports individual Mac sales, the company will report Mac revenues and offer detail about how the lineup is doing.

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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 5
    blastdoorblastdoor Posts: 2,488member
    I’m thrilled with apples direction with the Mac and I’m glad to see share gains that validate that direction.

    apple really seems very committed to making the Mac what we used to call a “Unix RISC workstation,” and I love it!

    if you sent the specs for the new MacBook pros back in time to the 90s without any branding info, I bet people would think it was a description of a futuristic product from SGI. So cool.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 2 of 5
    They could make a boatload more money if they could make stuff faster.  For grins I just looked at a $4900 version of the new MacBook Pro M1 Max, and they are quoting mid December shipments.  That's a 50+/- day delivery time.  It took me a month to get my new iPhone 13 Pro Max!
    edited October 21 watto_cobra
  • Reply 3 of 5
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 9,638member
    keithw said:
    They could make a boatload more money if they could make stuff faster.  For grins I just looked at a $4900 version of the new MacBook Pro M1 Max, and they are quoting mid December shipments.  That's a 50+/- day delivery time.  It took me a month to get my new iPhone 13 Pro Max!
    I guess you don’t read the news do you. Something about a global chip shortage?
    Fidonet127watto_cobra
  • Reply 4 of 5
    StrangeDaysStrangeDays Posts: 11,764member
    keithw said:
    They could make a boatload more money if they could make stuff faster.  For grins I just looked at a $4900 version of the new MacBook Pro M1 Max, and they are quoting mid December shipments.  That's a 50+/- day delivery time.  It took me a month to get my new iPhone 13 Pro Max!
    Try buying some furniture. My sofa and bed are quoting December and January. If it's not made domestically, there's a good chance it's going to be stuck somewhere, for various reasons.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 5 of 5
    genovellegenovelle Posts: 1,298member
    lkrupp said:
    keithw said:
    They could make a boatload more money if they could make stuff faster.  For grins I just looked at a $4900 version of the new MacBook Pro M1 Max, and they are quoting mid December shipments.  That's a 50+/- day delivery time.  It took me a month to get my new iPhone 13 Pro Max!
    I guess you don’t read the news do you. Something about a global chip shortage?
    Not to mention ports that are a virtual ship parking lot. 
    watto_cobra
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