Apple ‘Likely’ to Overtake HP as Leading All-in-One PC Vendor
Apples brand-new 24-inch iMac variety could help it overtake HP as the leading all-in-one (AIO) computer brand name vendor, according to market sources pointed out by DigiTimes.
The forecast is based upon proof suggesting that more economical all-in-one PC brand names are being affected much harder by the global chip scarcity as providers prioritize their shipments 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 shortages, however entry-level to mid-range items priced in between NT$ 15,000 (US$ 536.51) and NT$ 30,000 have been hit much harder. Several ODMs have currently stopped their production for many AIO PCs because of element scarcity, but iMac production remains untouched, the sources stated.
Apple is selling three all-new built-to-order iMac tiers, priced at $1,299, $1,499, and $1,699. All tiers can be found in numerous color alternatives and consist of 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 biggest 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 systems. However, Apples deliveries are estimated to have actually gone beyond HP in the first quarter of 2021.
That said, total Apple says it expects to be affected by the chip shortages, and predicts a consecutive decline of roughly $3 to $4 billion profits in the third-quarter of 2021 due to iPad and Mac supply restrictions. Apple says a combination of the shortages and a really high level of demand for both iPad and Mac is expected to impact revenue in the second half of 2021.