Apple sold 6.16 million Macs during the second quarter of 2021, an increase of almost 10% over the same quarter of 2020, according to a new report.
With Apple set to announce its quarterly earnings on July 27, IDC has shared its own figures and believes the entire PC industry shipped nearly 84 million units during the quarter as people continued to purchase machines for remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Apple is believed to have a 7.4% share of the PC industry as a whole based on Q2 2021 figures.
However, it is not all good news. IDC also claims that there are already signs that things are starting to go the other way, with demand for PCs starting to slow as more parts of the world emerge from various stages of pandemic-related lockdowns.
Although annual growth is still quite high, it has started to decline, as the growth rate of 13% in 2Q21 is much lower than the growth of 55.9% in 1Q21 and 25.8% in 4Q20. “The market faces mixed signals when it comes to demand,” said Neha Mahajan, senior research analyst with IDC’s Displays and Devices Group. “With businesses reopening, the potential for demand in the commercial segment looks promising. However, there are also early indicators of a slowdown in consumer demand as people shift spending priorities after nearly a year. Aggressive PC Buying “.
It’s worth noting that the surge in Mac and PC sales came at a time when various manufacturers were said to be scrambling to get hold of the components needed to build them as well.
Apple recently launched its M1 iMac, which will have helped boost sales, while more Macs are expected to arrive before the end of the year.