According to recent sources, a report issued by Canalys shed some light on the Mac shipments in the US for the first quarter of this year. and the report gives some mixed numbers on the Cupertino giants sales when compared against other PC brands.
The report indicates that Apple has experienced a drastic year-on-year growth of 35.7%. the sale was majorly influenced by the people studying and working from home during the pandemic. People were also willing to spend a lot of money on buying expensive and good-quality hardware.
The PC market in the United States grew 73% year on year in Q1 2021, with total shipments of desktops, notebooks, tablets, and workstations exceeding 34 million units. Notebooks and tablets led the way with impressive growth, while desktops lagged amid weak demand during the pandemic. Notebook shipments grew by 131% year on year, driven by order backlogs and continued demand to support remote work and education. Meanwhile, tablets performed well, with 52% growth and 11 million units shipped as demand spilled over from the Q4 holiday period.
However, the report also mentioned that the Cupertino giant’s share in the computer market has also fallen from 25% in Q1 2020 to 19.5% in the same quarter this year. this shows us just how much other brands are spending on the manufacturing of their PCs.
HP led vendors in the US with over 7 million devices shipped in the region, driven by fulfilling commercial backlogs and strong Chromebook performance.
For the first time since Q3 2019, Apple lost its position as the top PC vendor in the US (including tablets), despite posting 36% growth. Nevertheless, Apple performed well considering Q1 tends to be a weaker quarter for Mac and iPad shipments.
Lenovo and Samsung both recorded incredible growth at 93% and 116% respectively. Much of the record-breaking growth over the past year occurred due to the surge of Chromebooks for education alongside 92% year-on-year growth in the consumer segment.
Sources indicate that due to the supply constraints, there are still some existing demands waiting to be fulfilled, and measures are being taken to tackle the global chip shortage. As such Apple’s shipment can still increase in the US.
And also the White House’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan will boost public spending, including PCs and Macs. And not to mention that many companies are not planning a full return to the office, which means that the demand for home working equipment should continue to rise even as the pandemic is now easing. All these factors will lead to an increase in the growth of sales from Apple.