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Apple MacBook powered by M1 chipset accounts for 0.8% market share in 2020


Last year, Apple confirmed that it will be transitioning from Intel chipsets to its own Apple Silicon chips based on ARM. In line with that, the company launched a new M1 chipset and three devices powered by the same — MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac Mini.

Now, months after the devices were available for purchase, a report from market research firm TrendForce reveals that M1-powered Mac devices currently account for about 0.8 percent of the total laptop sales in 2020.

13-inch MacBook Air with M1 Chip Gold
Apple MacBook Air powered by M1 chipset

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However, the firm forecasts that this year, i.e. 2021, the market share of Apple M1-powered devices will be around 7 percent. This is because the Cupertino-based giant is expected to launch new devices, including 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros.


The report notes that the overall notebook shipments in the year 2020 surpassed the 200 million mark with a 22.5 percent year-on-year increase — the highest percentage of increase recorded so far. This is being attributed to the stay-at-home economy because of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.

Apple is also expected to launch a new chipset for Mac devices this year which will be more powerful compared to the current M1 chip. The upcoming chipset, which could be named M1X or M2

, will reportedly power high-end Mac devices from Apple and if it manages to meet the expectations as M1, the company’s market share could see significant growth.
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