Mac sales didn’t do too badly in the first quarter. According to Gartner and IDC probes for the first three months of the year, Apple was able to pull out of the game while the PC market is in the red. Note that the financial results for the quarter will be known on April 28.
Between the first quarter of 2021 and the first quarter of 2022, the manufacturer shows growth in Mac shipments of 8.6% (at Gartner) or 4.3% (at IDC), which represents 7 million units at the one, or 7.2 million in the other. Apple, which remains fourth in the quarterly ranking, can congratulate itself on having done better than all the players: the market has indeed suffered a contraction from one year to the next (-7.3% or -5, 1% depending on your preferred analyst house). Apple can rest on the success of its machines equipped with M1 chips.
In terms of market share, Apple weighs around 9%, far from the three podium leaders that are Lenovo, HP and Dell. Dell, which is also performing well on the positive side, while its two main competitors have their heads underwater due to plummeting sales of their Chromebooks (especially in the education market in the United States ).
The Mac Studio, launched in mid-March, probably weighed little in first-quarter shipments, and given the positioning of the computer, its weight should be quite marginal on all Macs (knowing that laptops represent the bulk Sales). This does not prevent this new range from being difficult to buy: deliveries of the basic model are scheduled between May 9 and May 16, as for the M1 Ultra, you have to wait one more month.