Mac sales throughout the second quarter have continued to grow as they have since Apple removed the M1 processor from its sleeve, however, according to the guys at IDC, these growth figures are reaching their limit.
According to IDC, Apple has put 6.16 million computers into circulation during the second quarter of 2021, which represents an increase of 10% compared to the same quarter of the previous year, a quarter that is also especially good due to the pandemic .
On July 27, Apple will announce financial results for the second quarter of 2021, the company’s third fiscal quarter. As of that date, the guys at IDC have shared their own numbers claiming that the entire PC industry shipped nearly 84 million units. According to these data, Apple’s share amounts to 7.4% in the PC industry.
However, it is not all good news. IDC also claims that there are already signs that things are starting to go in the opposite direction, with demand for PCs starting to slow down 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 21 and the growth of 25.8% in 4Q20. “The market is facing mixed signals when it comes to demand,” said Neha Mahajan, senior research analyst with IDC’s Displays and Devices Group. “With the opening of the companies again, the demand potential in the commercial segment looks promising. However, there are also early indicators that consumer demand is slowing as people shift spending priorities after nearly a year of aggressive PC buying.