Apple ‘Likely’ to Overtake HP as Leading All-in-One PC Vendor
Apples brand-new 24-inch iMac variety could assist it surpass HP as the leading all-in-one (AIO) computer brand vendor, according to market sources mentioned by DigiTimes.
The prediction is based upon proof recommending that more budget friendly all-in-one PC brands are being impacted much harder by the worldwide chip scarcity as suppliers prioritize their deliveries to support more premium products in the AIO market.
The sources pointed out that high-end AIO PCs such as the iMac are just seeing limited impact from element shortages, but entry-level to mid-range items priced in between NT$ 15,000 (US$ 536.51) and NT$ 30,000 have been struck much harder. A number of ODMs have actually already halted their production for lots of AIO PCs since of element shortage, but iMac production stays untouched, the sources said.
Apple is selling three brand new built-to-order iMac tiers, priced at $1,299, $1,499, and $1,699. All tiers can be found in several color alternatives and include Apple silicon M1 processors, solid-state storage, 8GB of RAM, and 2 Thunderbolt/USB 4 ports. Pre-ordered iMacs start delivering from May 21.
According to Digitimes Research, HP was the largest AIO PC brand name in the fourth quarter of 2020, delivering 925,000 units, followed by Apple with 860,000 systems, and Lenovo with 731,000 units. Nevertheless, Apples deliveries are estimated to have actually gone beyond HP in the first quarter of 2021.
That said, general Apple states it expects to be affected by the chip lacks, and anticipates a consecutive decrease of around $3 to $4 billion earnings in the third-quarter of 2021 due to iPad and Mac supply restraints. Apple says a combination of the lacks and a very high level of demand for both iPad and Mac is expected to effect revenue in the second half of 2021.