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Apple’s Mac shipments increased in the second quarter of 2022 amid continued decline in PC shipments worldwide

Apple’s global Mac shipments increased in the second quarter of 2022, according to new PC shipment estimates shared today by Gartner. Apple shipped about 6.4 million Macs in the quarter, up from 5.8 million in the year-ago quarter, marking 9.3% year-over-year growth.

Gartner Preliminary Estimates of 2Q22 Global PC Vendor Unit Shipments (Thousands of Units)

Apple continued to be the number four vendor in the quarter with 8.8% market share. Apple continued to lag behind Lenovo, HP and Dell, with 17.9 million, 13.5 million and 13.3 million shipments respectively. Acer and ASUS trailed Apple with 5.1 million and 4.7 million PCs shipped, respectively.

Mac shipments rose despite severe supply constraints that delayed some MacBook Pro models for weeks or even months, and Apple was the only vendor to see positive growth. All other PC vendors saw lower shipments in the quarter due to supply chain issues.

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Apple Market Share Trend: 1Q06-2Q22 (Gartner)

Overall, an estimated 72 million PCs were shipped in the quarter, compared to 82.4 million in the prior year quarter, a decline of 12.6%. According to Gartner, this is the largest decline the global PC market has seen in nine years.

In the United States, Apple shipped approximately 3.1 million Macs in Q2 2022, up 19.5% from the 2.6 million shipped in Q1 2021. Dell, HP and Lenovo beat Apple in terms of of shipments, selling 5.6, 4.6, and 3.4 million PCs, respectively.

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Gartner’s Preliminary 2Q22 U.S. PC Vendor Unit Shipments Estimates (Thousands of Units)

IDC released its own shipping estimates this morning, painting a bleaker picture for Apple’s Mac sales in the quarter. According to IDC, Apple shipped just 4.8 million Macs in the second quarter of 2022, marking a 22.5% year-over-year decline. IDC estimates that overall PC shipments fell 15.3% overall in the quarter.

The data shared by Gartner and IDC are estimates and do not necessarily reflect actual Apple sales, and the numbers tend to fluctuate quite a bit over time, which is why the estimates are so different. Estimated data could be confirmed when Apple provided quarterly results with actual Mac sales information, but Apple no longer details unit sales for iPhone, iPad and Mac, making exact determination impossible sales figures.