In 2021, sales of Macs (iMac, iMac Pro, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac Pro) saw an impressive 28.3% year-over-year growth, including 9% in the last quarter of the year. In all, Apple sold 29 million Macs in all last year, making its results the best in the entire PC market.
Slon Ishan Dutt, analyst at Canalys, the market as a whole is recruiting new users thanks to the pandemic and “from young students to older family members buying their first machine”. In addition to this, many users have bought according to Canalys a second computer.
Apple: Macs scored points in 2021, and it should continue in 2022
“2021 was a landmark year in the history of the PC market as it cemented the place of PCs in work, education and play. The fact that the market can thus post double-digit growth after an already exceptional 2020 […] says a lot about the extent of demand in the last 12 months”, explains Canalys.
And to add: “Long term, the most important developments in 2021 are increased computer penetration and reliance on […] since the start of the pandemic, an unprecedented proportion of PC sales represented not renewals but new machines expanding the fleet”.
2022 should be according to Canalys “the year of digital acceleration”, while noting that customers are ready to spend more to acquire more premium machines that provide more comfort in teleworking. “If 2021 was the year of digital transition, 2022 will be the year of digital acceleration. Technology demand has exploded over the past two years, the effects of which will continue to be felt and will continue to disrupt the supply chain”, notes the analyst.
And to add: “This pressure on demand is not only impacting the availability of PCs, but also that of smartphones, cars and servers. As PC vendors navigate murky waters, consumer spending is changing. We should especially see growth in the segment of premium PCs, monitors and accessories and other technological products that facilitate telecommuting, remote collaboration and increased productivity”.
The analyst concludes: “faster, more resilient and safer machines have never mattered so much to customers and the industry is ready to innovate and go beyond the limits to continue to ride this movement for as long as possible”. With their unparalleled battery life and astonishing performance, the latest Apple Silicon-based Macs were indeed in the best position to take advantage of the global situation.
Apple remains the fourth computer manufacturer after Lenovo, HP and Dell (but now ahead of Acer). The market as a whole also grew, but to a much lesser extent than when looking at Apple alone. More than 340 million computers sold in 2021 compared to 300 million a year earlier.
According to an IDC study, in the 4th quarter of 2021, Lenovo held 23.4% market share (compared to 24.4% a year earlier), HP 20.1% (compared to 21%), Dell 18.6% (compared to 17.2%) and Apple 8.2% against 7.6% in the 4th quarter of 2020.
Source From: Presse-Citron