What you need to know
- New research indicates that Chromebooks outsold Macs in 2020.
- According to IDC, both macOS and Chrome OS grew at the expense of Windows last year.
Figures from IDC indicate that Chromebooks outsold the Mac in 2020 for the first time ever.
As reported by GeekWire:
The report comes from an IDC analyst Mike Shirer, who confirmed the findings to GeekWire.
As you can see from the above chart, it was a close race between Apple and Google for computer OS shares, but Chrome OS started to pull away towards the end of the year. Even though Chrome OS overtook macOS, both saw their market share expand in 2020 at the expense of Windows. From the report:
Over the year, Windows saw its share fall 4.9% from 85.4% in 2019 to 80.5% in 2020. Chrome OS and macOS grew 4.4% and 0.8% to market shares of 10.8% and 7.5% respectively.
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