Apple shipped around 6 million MacBooks in the fourth quarter of 2020
What you need to know
- Apple shipped around 6 million MacBooks in Q4 2020.
- That was an increase of about 1.7 million Macs year-over-year.
Reported by 9to5Mac, a new report from analytics firm Strategy Analytics shows just how many Macs may have shipped in the record-breaking fourth quarter for 2020 that Apple touted in its Q4 earnings call. During the call, Apple said that the Mac lineup reached revenue of $9.03 billion, a 29% year-over-year increase.
According to Strategy Analytics, Apple's global notebook shipments increased by 39%, outperforming the industry average of 34%.
When it comes to actual Mac shipments, the report estimates that Apple shipped around 6 million MacBooks in the fourth quarter of 2020, up from 4.3 million last year.
Chirag Upadhyay, a Senior Research Analyst at Strategy Analytics, says that shipments may have been higher over the last six months if suppliers were able to keep up with consumer and business demand.
Apple also just announced the first Apple silicon-based Macs running the new M1 processor. The new MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac mini are set to be available starting on November 17.
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