Western Europe: Mac sales up 11%, iPad sales up 73% in quarter two

In the second quarter of 2021, Western European PC shipments (desktops, notebooks and workstations) reached 15 million units, according to Canalys. The research group says that up 3% year-on-year. And it’s good news for Apple.

Canalys says that post-COVID demand in 2021 has been stable thanks to lockdown-enforced lifestyle changes becoming permanent. However, shortages of key components remain a problem, limiting vendors’ orders and growth.

Lenovo led the market, shipping 4.1 million units and taking a 27% share. HP came second, shipping 3.7 million units to take a 24% share. Dell, Acer and Apple completed the top five, with 14%, 10% and 9% shares respectively. 

Apple shipped approximately 1.4 million Macs in Western Europe in the second quarter. That’ compares to 1.2 million in the year-ago quarter for a year-over-year increase of 11%.

Tablet shipments in Western Europe grew by 18%, with 7.9 million units shipped, according to Canalys. The tablet space in Western Europe has long been dominated by Apple, which grew shipments 73% in quarter two of 2021. Canalys says Apple’s latest release of the M1-powered iPad Pro was warmly received in Western Europe.

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.