Sunday, September 25, 2022

Counting Macs and iPads, Apple trails only Lenovo in global personal computer sales

Macs and iPads

The latest data from Canalys shows worldwide personal comuter (PC )shipments (including tablets) suffered a second consecutive quarter of decline in quarter two of 2022, falling 14% to 105 million units. Apple’s iPad still dominates the tablet market, despite seeing sales drop 14.7% year-over-year. And, counting Macs, the tech giant trails only Lenovo in global PC sales.

Apple sold 16.7 million Macs and iPads in quarter two of 2022, giving it 15.8% of the global PC market. Lenovo has 19.9% of the market, HP has 12.9%, Dell has 12.7%, and Samsung has 7.3%.

Canalys says that several issues, including rising inflation, COVID-related lockdowns in China, and falls in consumer and education spending, contributed to a difficult quarter for the industry. Tablets fell for a fourth quarter in a row, down 11% year on year this time, with 34.8 million units shipped worldwide. 

Market leader Apple shipped 12.1 million iPads worldwide during the second quarter of 2022. It has 34.8% of the global tablet market, compared to 36.4% in quarter one of 2021.

Samsung came second with 7.0 million units shipped, maintaining a consistent market share (20%) despite a 13% annual decline. Lenovo was third in the rankings with a 25% year-on-year decline in shipments to 3.5 million. Amazon held onto fourth place with a growth of 6% as it shipped 3.3 million units. Huawei rounded out the top five, with a 26% year-on-year drop and 1.7 million tablets shipped. 

Chromebooks also fell for a fourth consecutive quarter, but endured a much starker decline, with shipments down 57% to 5.1 million units in Q2 2022 as demand from the education sector continued to wane. 

When it comes to total personal computer sales (including tablets) Lenovo led the market as it shipped 20.9 million units worldwide to take a 20% share of the market. Second-place Apple posted shipments of 16.6 million units and a 19% year-on-year decline, as it was badly affected by the supply chain disruptions brought on by lockdowns in China.

 HP secured third place, with a 27% drop in shipments to 13.6 million units. Due to spillover demand from quarter one and its strength in the commercial space, Dell had the smallest decline of the leading vendors, with 13.3 million units shipped and a one percentage point gain in market share. With 7.7 million units shipped, Samsung took fifth place in the worldwide market in Q2 2022. 

Dennis Sellers
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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.