Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Growth in Desktops, Mac Marketshare

Tom Warren (Slashdot):

The PC was supposed to die 10 years ago, but it’s just experienced its first big growth in a decade. Market research firm Canalys reports that PC shipments reached 297 million units in 2020, up an impressive 11 percent from 2019. IDC puts the year at 302 million shipments, up 13.1 percent year over year. Gartner also agrees that 2020 was a big year for PCs and the biggest growth we’ve seen since 2010.

PC shipments are up thanks to demand related to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Supply constraints made it difficult to buy a new laptop halfway through the year, and demand continued throughout 2020.

Juli Clover:

Apple’s worldwide Mac shipments were up in the fourth quarter of 2020, according to new PC shipping estimates shared this afternoon by Gartner. Apple shipped an estimated 6.9 million Macs during the quarter, up from the 5.25 million it shipped in the year-ago quarter, marking growth of 31.3 percent.

Apple was the number four vendor during the quarter, and its market share also grew to 8.7 percent, up from 7.3 percent in the fourth quarter of 2020.


Update (2021-04-16): Sami Fathi:

The Mac experienced momentous growth in the first quarter of this year, with shipments growing by 111.5% compared to the same time period last year, according to market data from IDC.

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Good job then that Apple spent so much energy adapting its computers to work best on 10" touch screens, cloud-only storage and flat glass keyboards. Brilliant.

Niall O’Mara

I’ll have a pint of whatever he^s on )

charles: Trying to be sarcastic? Apple is unique in having an architecture which allows them to share most of their work between 3+ categories of devices, all the way down to the CPU. They're winning in PCs, too, *because* of their work in mobile, not despite it.

The PC industry as a whole only saw double-digit growth because Apple's y/y was a whopping +31%.

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