Apple MacBook shipments are forecast to reach 15.5 million units globally in 2020, a more than 23 percent increase from the previous year following strong demand as more people work and study at home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In 2021, Apple MacBook shipments are set to amount to 17.1 million units.
Since 1984, Apple has designed and manufactured an array of personal computers (PCs) under the Mac, or Macintosh, name. The product lineup includes desktops such as the iMac and Mac pro, as well as notebooks with the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. In order to continue to appeal to customers and drive further sales, Apple has regularly developed and brought out newer versions of its Mac products. These updates have often been based on the release of new features, including new Intel processors as well as the timing of other technology like new keyboard designs and the Touch Bar.
Apple Mac processor history
Prior to Intel, Apple’s line of Mac products used PowerPC microprocessors, with the transition to Intel x86 architecture first acknowledged in 2005. The first generation of Intel-based Mac computers were released in January 2006, a partnership that continued through until November 2020 when Apple released its first Mac computers powered by chips of its own design – switching the Mac line from Intel CPUs to Arm-based processors. Arm, also recognized in the industry as ARM, is a semiconductor and software design and best known for its computer processor architecture. The company develops and licenses the technology to other companies, who then use the design to create CPUs and SoCs. illion units.
Apple MacBook unit shipments worldwide from 2016 to 2021
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