The Mac’s global market share rises from 6.7% in 2019 to 7.5% in 2020

share As noted by GeekWire, new figures from the IDC research group show that the Mac saw significant growth in 2020; however, it was the first year that Chromebooks outsold Apple’s desktops and laptops (IDC doesn’t count the iPad as a personal computer).

According to IDC’s year-over-year breakdown:

° The Mac’s global marketshare was up from 6.7% in 2019 to 7.5% in 2020.

° Chrome devices were up from 6.4% in 2019 to 10.8% in 2020.

° Windows computes were down from 85.4% in 2019 to 80.5% in 2020.

“While PC [personal computer] shipments are up across the board, it’s telling that macOS has also been gaining share while Windows fell below the 80% threshold for the first time in decades (in the past two quarters, though it was still above 80% for the year),” notes GeekWire.

The Sellers Research Group (that’s me) predicts the Mac laptop sales will overtake Chromebook this year — and further put a dent in Windows PC sales — as new Macs with Apple-developed processors roll out this year.

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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.