What you need to know
- Apple shipped a record 6.5 million MacBooks in the third quarter of 2021.
- The number marks a 10% increase over the third quarter of 2020.
The Mac is back and setting new shipment records.
According to new data from analytics firm Strategy Analytics, Apple shipped a record 6.5 million MacBooks in the September quarter, a 10% increase when compared to the third quarter of 2020.
Chirag Upadhyay, an Industry Analyst, said that, without the supply chain shortages, shipments for the overall market would have been even higher across the board.
Eric Smith, Director of Connected Computing, said that Chromebooks, however, have taken a hit recently.
Apple now holds a 10% market share in the global notebook industry, ahead of competitors like Asus. Lenovo, HP, and Dell still hold a larger market share than the company.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.