Apple led the global PC market in Q1, 2022 with highest Mac and iPad shipments – Report

Canalys’ latest report of the global PC market, including computers, notebooks, and tablets, revealed that Apple dominated the market with the highest Mac and iPad shipments in Q1, 2022.

However, the report details that worldwide PC and tablet shipments saw a decline in Q1, 2022 in comparison to Q1, 2021 because of weak demand in consumer and education segments. Chromebooks and tablets suffered the most impact, “tablet numbers fell 3% year on year to 38.6 million units, while Chromebooks dipped to 4.9 million units, a 60% fall from their record performance in Q1 2021.”

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Apple shipped 14.9 million iPads and 22.3 million Macs in Q1, 2022, worldwide

Apple captured 38.6% of the tablet market share in Q1, 2022 with 14.9 million shipments worldwide. Although Apple has better performance than its competitors, it saw a 2% decline from Q1, 2021. Samsung came in second place with 7.9 million tablet shipments and Amazon came in third place with 3.5 million shipments.

Apple also dominated the PC market with an 18.8% market share with 22.3 million shipments. The company’s computer segment saw 1% Y-o-Y growth in Q1, 2022. With a 12% decline in shipments, Lenovo secured the second position with 22.3 million units and HP secured the third position with 15.9 million units and an 18% decline.

Previous reports on Macs’ performance state that Apple’s success in the PC market is driven by Apple Silicon. Counterpoint Research revealed that shipment of Apple Silicon MacBook models grew by 8% Y-o-Y in Q1, 2022.

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The report explained that the global Chromebook market has experienced “an expected slowdown” because of the saturation of education markets in Japan and the U.S., and lower consumer spending following the COVID-19 pandemic demand. Having said that, the Chromebook market did perform better than in Q1, 2019, three years ago.

For Q2, 2022, Apple reported a $97.3 billion record revenue with 9% growth and Mac sales revenue accounted for $10.4 billion and revenue from iPad sales accounted for $7.6 billion. The company’s CEO, Tim Cook accredited its success to innovative new products. He said that “this quarter’s record results are a testament to Apple’s relentless focus on innovation and our ability to create the best products and services in the world.”

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