iMac shipments are expected to grow five percent on year in 2016. iMac's main manufacturer, Quanta Computer, reportedly has increased its personnel for the product line for 2016, according to DigiTimes.
In the third quarter, Apple sold about 5.7 million iMacs and MacBooks, up four percent from the same quarter a year ago. The news isn’t as good for everyone else.
All-in-one PC shipments may drop a double-digit percentage on-year in 2015 due to weaker-than-expected demand. Shipments in 2016 are unlikely to see any major growth and may stay flat from 2015, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
“However, compared to Apple, which continues to add new innovations to its iMac products, other all-in-one PC vendors have mainly focused on competing over price which could create a negative impact on their gross margins,” says DigiTimes.