Apple ‘Likely’ to Overtake HP as Leading All-in-One PC Vendor

Apples brand-new 24-inch iMac range could assist it surpass HP as the leading all-in-one (AIO) computer brand supplier, according to industry sources mentioned by DigiTimes.
The prediction is based upon proof recommending that more inexpensive all-in-one PC brand names are being affected much harder by the worldwide chip shortage as suppliers prioritize their deliveries to support more premium items in the AIO market.
The sources pointed out that high-end AIO PCs such as the iMac are just seeing limited impact from component scarcities, but entry-level to mid-range products priced in between NT$ 15,000 (US$ 536.51) and NT$ 30,000 have actually been struck much harder. Numerous ODMs have actually already halted their production for lots of AIO PCs due to the fact that of component shortage, but iMac production remains untouched, the sources stated.
Apple is selling three brand new built-to-order iMac tiers, priced at $1,299, $1,499, and $1,699. All tiers come in a number of color options and consist of Apple silicon M1 processors, solid-state storage, 8GB of RAM, and 2 Thunderbolt/USB 4 ports. Pre-ordered iMacs begin 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. Apples deliveries are estimated to have exceeded HP in the first quarter of 2021.
That stated, total Apple states it expects to be impacted by the chip lacks, and predicts a consecutive decline of around $3 to $4 billion revenue in the third-quarter of 2021 due to iPad and Mac supply restraints. Apple says a mix of the scarcities and a really high level of demand for both iPad and Mac is expected to effect earnings in the 2nd half of 2021.