Apple has recently reported a massive 115 percent growth in Mac shipments during the first quarter of 2021, and this growth is most likely due to the success of its M1 MacBook lineup. However, analysts estimate that the company might not see the same success in 2022.
According to sources, analysts expect that the shipments of the company may drop in the second half of next year, and this will be brought about by component shortages and other factors.
Component shortages are the prime reason why major companies are witnessing a slowdown of product shipments, and this also includes Apple. According to a recent report by MacRumors report, who touted Ming-Chi Kuo’s research note, the lack of power management integrated circuits could take as far out as 52 weeks to get the supply started. And this shortage is set to strike all PC brands, so we expect the unavailability of some models during the first half of 2022.
however, the shortage of parts is the least of Apple’s worries, as a decline in purchasing power will also impact MacBook shipments. Since we are dealing with inflation, as well as the decline of the ‘work from home culture, most of the companies are now attempting to resume regular business activity, hence, we could expect a complete change in the demand structure. And it’s also true that those who are waiting for the arrival of the M1X MacBook Pro models will ignore the current machines powered by Apple’s M1.
In addition to being powered by Apple’s powerful M1X SoC, both the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models are said to sport a design change that is reminiscent of the iPhone 12 and its flat edges. These new upgrades are enough to seduce anyone and the models will also arrive with MagSafe charging, an HDMI port, mini-LED screens, UHS-II SD card reader, and other changes which are not present on the M1 models.