Apple ‘Likely’ to Overtake HP as Leading All-in-One PC Vendor
Apples new 24-inch iMac range might assist it surpass 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 budget friendly all-in-one PC brands are being impacted much harder by the international chip lack as suppliers prioritize their shipments to support more premium products in the AIO market.
The sources mentioned that high-end AIO PCs such as the iMac are just seeing restricted impact from component shortages, however entry-level to mid-range products priced in between NT$ 15,000 (US$ 536.51) and NT$ 30,000 have been struck much harder. Several ODMs have already halted their production for numerous AIO PCs because of element scarcity, however iMac production remains unaffected, the sources stated.
Apple is offering three brand new built-to-order iMac tiers, priced at $1,299, $1,499, and $1,699. All tiers are available in numerous color alternatives and include Apple silicon M1 processors, solid-state storage, 8GB of RAM, and two Thunderbolt/USB 4 ports. Pre-ordered iMacs start delivering from May 21.
According to Digitimes Research, HP was the biggest AIO PC brand in the 4th quarter of 2020, delivering 925,000 units, followed by Apple with 860,000 units, and Lenovo with 731,000 units. However, Apples deliveries are approximated to have gone beyond HP in the very first quarter of 2021.
That stated, general Apple states it anticipates to be affected by the chip scarcities, and forecasts a consecutive decrease of roughly $3 to $4 billion earnings in the third-quarter of 2021 due to iPad and Mac supply constraints. Apple says a mix of the scarcities and an extremely high level of demand for both iPad and Mac is anticipated to impact income in the 2nd half of 2021.