In the absence of official data, if we want to know sales and / or shipping figures for Apple products, we have to rely on data from third parties. According to the Canalys company, shipments of PCs (including Macs) in the United States increased 17% during the second quarter of this year, which represents a decrease of 3% compared to the number of shipments in the first quarter of 2021.
Although Canalys’ data focuses on traditional PCs, it also has mention of Apple. In the case of the Cupertino-based company, Canalys claims that Mac shipments increased 24% internally, thanks to the transition to silicon processors, being the M1 chip its maximum and only exponent today.
For the second consecutive quarter, HP led the US PC market, with more than 8 million devices shipped. HP also continued to dominate the Chromebook market, with a 42% market share in the United States.
Apple stayed in second place in the US PC market despite a 3% decline as the only major PC vendor that posted negative growth but experienced 24% YoY growth in shipments, partly due to the success of the M1 chip. Dell experienced comparatively modest growth of 11%. Lenovo and Samsung continued to outperform other vendors, growing 25% and 51%, respectively, in PC sales.
A large number of rumors suggest that in the coming months, Apple will announce the second generation of ARM processors, some processors that could reach the rest of the Mac range, although some computers, will continue to maintain Intel processors, as is the case with the Mac Pro range.