A new research report shows that MacBook shipments were up by 8% in Q1 2022, compared to the same period in 2021, even as overall global PC shipments were down 4.3%. Counterpoint Research’s report does not break out sales between the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro.
“Apple continued its success with the M1 MacBook series to see 8% YoY shipment growth in Q1 2022,” says Counterpoint Research in a press release, “which boosted its market share by 100 bps [Basis Points] YoY.”
In total, global shipments of all PCs, including Macs, were down 4.3% YoY in Q1 2022, meaning 78.7 million units were shipped. Lenovo remained the top seller with a 23.1% share, selling 18.2 million PCs, down 9.5% YoY.
HP saw a 16% YoY decline (due to weakening demand for Chromebooks) to a 20.2% share, or 15.9 million PCs sold. Dell saw a small increase in its sales to 13.8 million devices, compared to 13.6 in Q1 2021. Acer’s shipments declined by 1%.
Counterpoint Research says the overall drop in sales is due to component shortages and demand uncertainties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. It also says that its research shows that the gap between demand and supply is narrowing, “signaling an approaching end to supply tightness.”