According to Digitimes, the all-redesigned 24-inch iMac that Apple debuted last month could help Apple take the top spot from HP for all-in-one desktop shipments. Apple pioneered the all-in-one concept with its original Macintosh from 1984. HP has been selling a wide range of all-in-one computers at different price points for quite some time.
In Q4 2020, Apple was the largest vendor of all-in-ones with 860,000 units next to HP at 925,000 units. This year though, things might not be looking good for HP because of the chip shortage, where HP has heavily relied on other chip vendors such as AMD to manufacture those chips. Apple might have a huge advantage here as it has developed its own chips in-house for its iMac and other recent Macs. Still, Apple can have chip shortages to affect supply constraints and high demand for both iPads and Macs.
Orders for the new iMac started last Friday. Initial shipments should arrive around May 21. What do you think about the potential of Apple’s new iMac. Let us know in the comments below or tweet us at @Appleosophy.