Gartner has released its PC sales estimates for the second quarter of 2021. Gartner estimates that Apple sold over 6 million Macs during Q2 2021, up from 5 million sold during Q2 2020.
Gartner estimates that a total of 6,086,000 Macs were sold in the second quarter, exactly a million more than the 5,086,000 in Q2 2020. Apple’s share of the worldwide PC market also grew, from 7.4% to 8.5%.
According to the report, the research firm estimates that 71.6 million PCs were sold worldwide. That figure includes both Windows PCs and Macs, as well as what Gartner describes as “ultramobile premiums (such as Microsoft Surface).” The numbers do not include iPads or Chromebooks.
The figure of 71.6 million total shipments represents an increase of 4.6%. However, that follows the previous Q1 2021 which had seen 35.7% growth.
“The global semiconductor shortage and subsequent component supply constraints have extended lead time for some enterprise mobile PC models to as long as 120 days,” said Mikako Kitagawa, research director at Gartner. “This has led to prices increasing in the bill of materials, which vendors have passed on to end users. Moving forward, rising prices could continue to slow PC demand through the next 6 to 12 months.”