A report by Gartner on Monday says Apple shipped an estimated 6.9 million Macs during the fourth quarter of 2020, up from the 5.25 million it shipped in the year-ago quarter, showing a growth of 31.3%.
Despite the impressive Mac sales growth, Apple was only the number four computer vendor during the quarter. The Cupertino firm’s market share did grow to 8.7%, up from 7.3%. The entire PC market grew, as Dell, Lenovo, Acer, and ASUS all saw increased sales.
Lenovo was the top PC vendor in the world, shipping 21.5 million PCs, followed by HP with 15.7 million PCs shipped, which was a slight drop in sales for the company.
Dell was the number three vendor with 13.2 million PCs shipped, while Acer and ASUS brought up the rear with 4.7 and 4.6 million PCs shipped, respectively.
Overall, 79.4 million PCs were shipped in the fourth quarter of 2020, a 10.7% increase from the fourth quarter of 2019. Total PC shipments hit 275 million in 2020, a 4.8% bump from 2019, showing the highest growth in 10 years.
Apple was the number four PC vendor in the U.S., with 2.7 million PCs shipped, up from 2 million in the year-ago quarter for 32% growth. HP, Dell, Lenovo, and Microsoft also saw significant growth in their U.S. shipments.
Apple shipped an estimated 22.5 million Macs worldwide during all of 2020, showing 22.5% growth compared to 2019 when it shipped 18.3 million Macs. Apple was also the number four vendor for the entire year, falling in behind Lenovo, HP, and Dell.
Gartner’s numbers for Apple are estimates, and are not the exact sales numbers for the Mac, as Apple no longer reports sales numbers for its Mac lineup.