The PC industry has been shrinking in recent years, but laptops are growing as an important part of the PC product category. In this, the MacBook series of apple as the backbone of the notebook market, of course, has played a different role. According to the latest market report, Apple has become the fourth largest notebook supplier in the world.
Data from research firm TrendForce, they released the sales statistics 2017 notebook market today, which is the biggest change Apple surpassed ASUS to become the world's fourth largest notebook computer supplier, the Apple Corp in 2017 the market share of 9.6%, while in 2016, this number is 8.3%. In contrast, ASUS's market share dropped from 10.3% in 2016 to 9.5% in 2017.
According to TrendForce , Apple ' s success in 2017 needs to be attributed to the birth of the new MacBook Pro , which helps Apple store up to 18 % of its shipments , the highest growth rate in all notebook models on the market .
As for the entire notebook market, the total volume of shipments in 2017 reached 164 million 700 thousand, up 2.1% from the same period. HP, Lenovo and DELL were among the top three, with a share of 24.3%, 20.2% and 15.2%, respectively. It can be seen that the gap between the apples and them is relatively large, with the difference between the top four and the other 5%. But because of the Apple Corp MacBook series high price, the cheapest MacBook Air is $999 (about 6319 yuan), so Apple's profit margins are obviously higher than those of competitors, and in 2018, Apple should still be in the fourth position of the notebook manufacturers, and ASUS pull between the distance.
In response to Apple's 2018 plan, TrendForce believes Apple will release three Mac series on 2018, all of which will feature custom coprocessors. As for the release time, the MacBook series will be released between three and June, according to past experience. Mac mini is also likely to be updated for the first time in three years.