Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for work from home has been increased, and looking at this the shipments for PCs in 2020 have surpassed 200 million units along with a YoY (Year on Year) growth of 22.5%, which was the highest according to the research firm TrendForce.
Further, it is expected that the notebook shipment in 2021 will reach 217 million units which will be an 8.6% increase on a YoY basis. From the stats, it is noted that due to increasing demand for distance education the Chromebooks have also contributed to the growth with the share of 14.8% of the total notebook shipments in 2020.
Back in October 2020, Apple launched new MacBooks with its self-made Apple Silicon M1 chips. Apple adopted the ARM architecture to optimize MacBook performances. Alongside the release of Apple Silicon M1, the company also completed the integration between its hardware, software, and SaaS platforms.
According to the latest data released by TrendForce, since their launch, Apple M1 Silicon Macs have merely reached a 0.8% share for the year. And as per the prediction made by the research firm, further, the shipment of the M1 Macs is expected to reach 7% in 2021.
The main reason for the growth in shipments is that the company is expected to launch more new M1 based Macs including the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro. In addition, Apple is also expected to launch new chipsets that could be Apple Silicon M2 chips and will power the high-end MacBooks.