Apple’s Mac took 17.2 percent of U.S. personal computer market in Q422


With worldwide PC shipments down 28.5% in Q4 2022, down 16.2% for the full year, and the U.S. down 20.5% in Q4, Garnett estimates that Apple will It captured a 17.2% share of the PC market.

According to Gartner, Inc. preliminary results, worldwide PC shipments in Q4 2022 were 65.3 million units, down 28.5% from Q4 2021. This marks the biggest quarterly shipment decline since Gartner began tracking his PC market. Mid 1990’s. His PC shipments for the year will reach 286.2 million in 2022, down 16.2% from 2021.

Gartner Director Analyst Mikako Kitagawa said in a statement: “As many consumers already have relatively new PCs purchased during the pandemic, lack of affordability has replaced their purchasing motivation, and the consumer’s demand for her PC is at its lowest level in years. I’m falling into a level.”

“The enterprise PC market has also been affected by the economic slowdown,” Kitagawa added. “Business PC demand started to decline in the third quarter of 2022, but now the market has turned from weakness to deterioration, with business buyers extending PC lifecycles and delaying purchases. That means the business market won’t get his growth back until 2024.”

At the same time, PC inventory levels will start rising in the first half of 2022, becoming a bottleneck in the PC market. The PC shortage caused by high demand and supply chain disruptions through 2021 quickly turned into a glut as demand slowed sharply and significantly.

The top three vendors in the global PC market remain unchanged in Q4 2022, with Lenovo maintaining the number one position in terms of shipments (see Table 1).

Table 1. Preliminary Global PC Vendor Shipment Forecasts for Q4 2022 (Thousands)

Gartner
Note: Data includes desktop and laptop PCs with Windows, macOS, and Chrome OS. All data are extrapolated based on preliminary research. Final estimates are subject to change. Statistics are based on shipments sold to channels. Numbers may not match totals shown due to rounding.
Source: Gartner (January 2023)

Lenovo held on to 24% market share, but suffered the steepest drop since Gartner began tracking the PC market. Lenovo’s shipments were down in all regions except Japan, down more than 30% in EMEA and Latin America.

HP and Dell have also experienced steep declines historically. HP was hit hardest in the EMEA market, where shipments were down 44% year over year. For Dell, weaker demand in the enterprise market impacted shipments in the second half of 2022.

Regional overview

The US PC market fell 20.5% in Q4 2022, marking the sixth consecutive quarter of shipment declines. In line with trends in the global PC market, both consumer and business PC spending slowed due to economic conditions. In particular, Apple’s Mac accounted for his 17.2% of the US PC market in the 422nd quarter.

“Even though vendors offered huge PC discounts during the holiday season to reduce inventory, consumers were unfazed to spare their money,” said Kitagawa.

HP took the top spot in the US PC market based on unit shipments, with a market share of 26.8%. Dell follows with his 23.4% of his PC market share in the US (see Table 2).

Table 2. Preliminary U.S. PC Vendor Unit Shipment Forecasts for Q4 2022 (Thousands of Units)

Gartner
Note: Data includes desktop and laptop PCs with Windows, macOS, and Chrome OS. All data are extrapolated based on preliminary research. Final estimates are subject to change. Statistics are based on shipments sold to channels. Numbers may not match totals shown due to rounding.
Source: Gartner (January 2023)

EMEA’s PC market has historically fallen 37.2% year-on-year due to political instability, inflationary pressures, rising interest rates and the imminent recession.

“A drop of this magnitude will only occur when market demand has virtually stopped,” said Kitagawa. “The collapse in business and consumer confidence across EMEA has led to a significant drop in demand for PCs. It has been.”

The Asia-Pacific market excluding Japan decreased by 29.4% year-on-year, mainly due to the Chinese market. Q4 has traditionally been a peak season for China’s business PC market, but budget cuts by the Chinese government and uncertainty about changes to COVID policies have significantly reduced overall PC demand.

Yearly Review: PC Market Collapse After COVID Boom

Global PC shipments will drop 16.2% from 2021 to 286.2 million units in 2022, marking the worst annual shipment decline in Gartner’s PC tracking history (see Table 3).

Table 3. Preliminary Projection of Worldwide PC Vendor Shipments for 2022 (Thousands)

Gartner
Note: Data includes desktop and laptop PCs with Windows, macOS, and Chrome OS. All data are extrapolated based on preliminary research. Final estimates are subject to change. Statistics are based on shipments sold to channels. Numbers may not match totals shown due to rounding.
Source: Gartner (January 2023)

“Total PC shipments in 2022 are close to pre-COVID levels, and shipments in 2019 were well below 300 million units,” said Kitagawa. “The PC industry has experienced some very extraordinary ups and downs over the last 11 years. will continue until the beginning of

These results are provisional. Final statistics will be available soon to clients of Gartner’s PC Quarterly Statistics Worldwide by Region program. The program will provide a comprehensive and timely picture of the global PC market to keep product planning, distribution, marketing and sales organizations abreast of major issues and their future impact around the world. make it possible.

MacDailyNews takes: Apple’s indomitable Mac is now the fifth personal computer sold in the United States (at least according to Gartner’s definition of an iPad, which is also a personal computer, and counting that reveals Apple’s true dominance in the personal computer market). will be) almost one of them!

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