Gartner’s latest estimates show that Apple sold more than 6 million Macs in the second quarter of 2021, a significant increase from the 5 million units in the same period in 2020. The reported figures are basically similar to IDC.
Gartner estimates that 6.086 million Macs were sold in the second quarter, a full one million more than the 5.086 million in the second quarter of 2020. Apple’s share of the global PC market has also increased, from 7.4% to 8.5%.
Overall, the research company estimates that 71.6 million PCs have been sold worldwide. This number includes Windows PCs and Macs, plus what Gartner calls ultra-mobile premium products (such as Microsoft Surface), which does not include Chromebooks or iPads.
The total shipment of 71.6 million represents a 4.6% increase. However, this follows the previous 35.7% growth in the first quarter of 2021. Global semiconductor shortages and subsequent component supply constraints have extended the lead time of some enterprise mobile PC models to 120 days, Gartner’s Mikako Kitagawa said in a statement. “This led to an increase in the price in the bill of materials, and the supplier passed it on to the end-user.
Gartner predicts that chip shortages and price increases will continue. In the future, price increases may continue to affect the PC market in the next 6 to 12 months.