Apple has been building its own ARM-based processors for Mac for more than a year and a half, and according to a new report, the company is now dominating the PC market for ARM-powered silicon.
Analysts flagged by that report, from Firm Strategy Analytics Tom’s hardware (Opens in new tab)Showing how influential Apple has become for ARM chips in PCs, the company snatched about 90% of revenue from this market in 2021.
Overall, when it comes to the global PC market, strategy analysis estimates that ARM-based machines now represent 9% of the hardware there.
What is the main competitor in this space for Apple? Inside are Chromebooks with ARM chips, and ARM laptops (including Qualcomm Snapdragon SOC) have several windows that have been around for years now, though not in large quantities.
Shravan Kundojala, director of the handset component technologies service at Strategy Analytics and author of the report, observes: PC processor vendors. Qualcomm accounted for only 3% of the market for ARM-based notebook PC processors in 2021, surpassing Apple in CPU performance. “
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When M1-powered MacBooks first appeared in late 2020, they had a big difference compared to other ARM-based notebooks, with significantly more impressive performance than Apple SoC’s – ARM laptops compared to Windows’s, which is relatively high. Weak in terms of anger
Apple has come up with its own processors used inside various Macs – the Mac Mini and iMac, as well as the best MacBooks and the best laptops overall – and recently unveiled the M2 chip, which offers the next generation to keep pace.
And as we can see with this report, the momentum that has created quite a wave in the laptop market so far, Apple’s strategy of eliminating Intel for its own silicon has already clearly paid off.
While it helps a lot that Apple has control over not only the hardware but also the equation software, Rosetta – a key part of the translation technology that allows its ARM CPUs to run x86 software (written for Intel chips). The whole puzzle is here.
While we can expect Apple to go further with its ARM-based Macs and newer MacBooks that will carry the M2 chip, the only concern that could rock the boat and fade future sales prospects is how much the lockdown in China could cause disruption. Intervene terms with production and shipping numbers down the line.
After all, we’re already hearing delays for the new MacBook Pro 13-inch (M2, 2022) and we’ve noticed availability issues around the MacBook Pro 14-inch (2021) and MacBook Pro 16-inch (2021). .
Also the launch date of the new MacBook Air has not been confirmed yet, Apple only informed us that it will arrive sometime in July, so there are several concerns about the floating stock levels around.