Apple’s switch to silicon CPUs is believed to have boosted Mac sales, with 6.5 million units sold in the third quarter of 2021 alone, the great majority of which are MacBooks. The first MacBook Air and MacBook Pro M1 were released in November 2020, kicking off the next big shift to Apple Silicon CPUs.
A few months prior, the company had unveiled its first SoC, the M1, which was based on the ARM architecture. The promises in terms of performance and autonomy were particularly intriguing, and many fans of the brand were clearly intrigued.
Apple sold no less than 6.5 million Macs in the third quarter of 2021, according to an analytical study. It’s the MacBook Air M1, which is less than the Pro version, that would have boosted sales in the previous three months, which were distinguished by student purchases of computer equipment a few weeks before the start of school. The Mac division brought in $9.18 billion in revenue over the same time, up 1.62 percent from the third quarter of 2020.
In 2022, a few more Macs will be released to complete the switch to Apple Silicon
The PC industry is also performing strongly, with around 66.8 million units sold in the latest quarter, a rise of 8% over 2020. Apple is currently the world’s fourth largest PC vendor, with a 10% market share, behind Dell, HP, and Lenovo, which continue to dominate the race, and is seeing a 10% growth in sales year over year. With the arrival of the next 24-inch M1 iMac and 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro equipped with M1 Pro and M1 Max CPUs in 2021, this shift will be completed.
With the possibility of a completely new MacBook Air, a redesigned design, and the availability of a new M2 processor, 2022 promises to be just as exciting. We’re also anticipating the successor to the 27-inch iMac, which might lead to a high-performance 32-inch iMac aimed at professionals, as well as a new Mac Pro, which would complete Apple’s two-year move from Intel to Apple Silicon.