What you need to know
- A new report says that Apple has recorded its biggest quarter for PC shipments in India.
- New figures from IDC suggest they have climbed by more than 300% year on year.
- Apple reportedly took around 5.4% of the market sharing, tying ASUS for fifth place.
New figures suggest that Apple has enjoyed its biggest-ever quarter for PC shipments in India, up some 335% on the same quarter in 2020.
According to IDC figures show India's traditional PC market (desktops, notebooks, and workstations) has grown 73.1% year-on-year in 1Q21, marking the highest-ever first-quarter shipments in India with some 3.1 million units. Specifically, Apple reportedly had a bumper quarter:
Apple recorded its biggest quarter for PC shipments in India and tied for the fifth position with ASUS. Its shipments grew 335.5% YoY and 45.3% from the previous quarter. It also replaced ASUS for the fourth position in the consumer segment.
Apple and ASUS were in fact tied for fifth place, taking 5.4% of the Q1 market share. According to IDC's figures, Apple's shipments climbed from just 38,000 units last year to 167,000 in the same quarter this year, marking year-on-year growth of 335%.
The growth has no doubt been fueled in part by the opening of Apple's online store in the country in September of last year. From that report:
Apple has today opened its online store in India following an announcement last week.
Apple India is now available online, and customers will be greeted by traditionally-inspired graphic and the words:
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