If recent numbers are an indicator then Apple’s MacBook laptops have never had this good — both in India as well as all over the world. According to a latest report by IDC, Apple has been selling more MacBooks in India than ever before. As per latest numbers revealed in IDC’s research report, Apple MacBook shipments grew 19.4% YoY as it ended its biggest quarter of shipments in the country. This comes hot on heels after Apple set its best ever September quarter record in the country.
It’s not just in India but Apple’s MacBook seem to be on a roll across the world. A report by Strategy Analytics suggests that Apple has “outperformed” the market average. Globally, notebook shipments increased by 34% whereas Apple saw its shipments grow by 39%. The report by Strategy Analytics reveals that Apple sold about 6 million MacBooks in the September quarter. Last year, in the same quarter Apple had shipped close to 4.3 million MacBooks.
However, even with this growth Apple remains the fourth largest player in the global notebook market. HP and Lenovo lead the market with 23.6% whereas Dell is third with 13.7% market share. Apple is the fourth biggest player with 9.7% market share.
In India, IDC report stats that with schools and colleges continuing to function virtually, there has been a surge in demand for consumer notebooks, especially in large cities.
Commenting on current demand for consumer PCs, Bharath Shenoy, market analyst for PC Devices at IDC India states, “There is still a lot of uncertainty if and when will the schools and colleges return to physical classrooms at full strength. This is forcing students to manage all their learning virtually. This demand is expected to stay strong as India remains underpenetrated in PCs. To add to this, the growing broadband connectivity in the country is making online learning easier for students. Hence, this opportunity will continue to be relevant for PC vendors for at least a few more quarters.”
Apple recently launched its new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro which will be powered by its own M1 processor.