Apple Jumps to Fifth Place in India’s Fast-Growing PC Market

According to Canalys PC Market Pulse 2021, India’s PC market grew an impressive 45% in 2021, with Apple moving up the ranks to take fifth place in overall PC shipments, including both Macs and iPads, highlights Philip Elmer-DeWitt.

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In Q4 2021, Apple’s Mac and iPad shipments in India rocketed by 100% year on year to a record 359,000. Thanks to the launch of new iPads in September 2021, Apple’s tablet shipments reached a new high of 172,000 units in Q4 2021, up 130% from last year.

Similarly, MacBook shipments in India surged by 85% year on year to 187,000 units, strongly bolstered by the costing strategy of the M1-powered notebooks.

PC shipments in Q4 2021 reached a total of 5.3 million units, up 46% on Q4 2020, and 67% on Q4 2019, when 3.2 million units shipped. Notebooks grew 40% to reach 3.3 million shipments, while desktop shipments were up 70% year on year to surpass 700,000 units for the first time in eight quarters. Tablet shipments grew 49% over the same period last year to reach 1.3 million units.

Most of India’s PC market growth is due to companies such as Lenovo and Samsung, which have increased their ability to fulfill orders by manufacturing locally.