Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Report: Apple’s Mac/iPad combo has 19.5% of the U.S. personal computer market

Mac and iPad sales grow 35.7% year-on-year

The PC (personal computer) market in the U.S. grew 73% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2021, according to Canalys. And Apple’s Mac and iPad sales grew 35.7% year-on-year.

Apple’s performance in the first quarter

Canalys says that Apple sold approximately 6.7 million Macs and iPads in the first quarter of 2021. That compares to 4.9 million Macs in the first quarter of 2020. The Mac/iPad combo now has 19.5% of the U.S. personal computer market.

That compares to 21.% for HP, 14.2% for Dell, 13.7% for Lenovo, and 9.9% for Samsung.

Overall personal computer performance in quarter one

Canalys says there were total shipments of desktops, notebooks, tablets and workstations exceeding 34 million units in quarter one. Notebooks and tablets led the way with impressive growth, while desktops lagged amid weak demand during the pandemic, adds the research group. 

Notebook shipments grew by 131% year on year, driven by order backlogs and continued demand to support remote work and education. Meanwhile tablets performed well, with 52% growth and 11 million units shipped as demand spilled over from the quarter four holiday period.

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.