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 system brand name supplier, according to market sources cited by DigiTimes.
The prediction is based on evidence recommending that more budget friendly all-in-one PC brand names are being affected much harder by the worldwide chip shortage as suppliers prioritize their shipments to support more premium items in the AIO market.
The sources mentioned that high-end AIO PCs such as the iMac are just seeing minimal impact from element 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. A number of ODMs have already halted their production for many AIO PCs due to the fact that of element scarcity, however iMac production stays untouched, the sources said.
Apple is selling three all-new built-to-order iMac tiers, priced at $1,299, $1,499, and $1,699. All tiers are available in several color options and include Apple silicon M1 processors, solid-state storage, 8GB of RAM, and 2 Thunderbolt/USB 4 ports. Pre-ordered iMacs start shipping from May 21.
According to Digitimes Research, HP was the biggest AIO PC brand name in the 4th quarter of 2020, shipping 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 says it expects to be impacted by the chip scarcities, and anticipates a sequential decline of approximately $3 to $4 billion revenue in the third-quarter of 2021 due to iPad and Mac supply constraints. Apple states a mix of the scarcities and a very high level of demand for both iPad and Mac is expected to impact profits in the 2nd half of 2021.