Apple dominates the ARM laptop market with a 90% share 

Apple dominated the ARM laptop market with a 90% share in 2022, according to new data from Counterpoint Research. And the research group expects ARM-based laptops to have a 25% market share in five years.

What’s more, the data says that ARM-based solutions will gain more than 10% market share by 2025 at Intel and AMD’s expense.

The global PC market has been experiencing a demand downtrend after the cooling down of COVID-19 in 2022. The market saw its shipments decline 15% year-over-year in 2022 and is expected to see another high single-digit decline in 2023, according to Counterpoint Research’s data. However, Counterpoint says that, among all the PC sub-sectors, ARM-based laptops are expected to show a comparatively resilient demand throughout the coming quarters thanks to Apple’s success with the MacBook series, increasing ecosystem support and vanishing performance gap with x86 offerings.

Apple launched its in-house, ARM-based M1 chip for the MacBook series in 2020. Counterpoint says this gradually allowed iPhone and iPad apps “to seamlessly operate on macOS with state-of-the-art power consumption management and battery life among the M1 MacBook’s head-to-head competing features with the same level of computing performance.”

Since then, the market share of ARM-based laptops started to increase, from less than 2% to over 12% at the end of 2022, according to Counterpoint Research data. Apple dominated the ARM laptop market in 2022 with a 90% share. 

“Apple’s migration to its self-designed CPU has proved to be a shot in the arm for vendors who were sitting on the fence looking forward to developing Arm-based solutions,” according to Counterpoint Research.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.