The launch of the Apple M1 Silicon upset the desktop chip market, and despite compatibility reservations, the M1 Macs and MacBooks proved to be an excellent hit among Apple customers. Of course, that’s just the opening salvo, and there are more coming our way, some with upgraded Apple Silicon perhaps. But a minimum of for the primary half next year, MacBooks running on Apple’s processors might see a sharp cut in shipments thanks to the convergence of the many unrelated factors.
All markets that believe any quiet chip or microcircuit, which practically means all industries, have had it wrong this year. The worldwide semiconductor shortage has forced manufacturers to either hamper their production targets or keep off their schedules. This, consistent with famed analyst Ming-chi Kuo, is one among three reasons why next year’s MacBooks will see a decline in shipments.
In particular, the shortage of power management integrated circuits has extended delivery times up to 52 weeks, which may adversely affect Apple’s ability to provide demand in time. Kuo believes that for the primary half of 2022, Apple Silicon MacBooks will see 15% fewer units shipped.
Then again, the second reason for the decline is being blamed on predicted weaker demand for MacBooks within the first place. We are entering was is being called a post-COVID-19 period where many of us have already had our computer needs filled by now. There’s also an economic slump in terms of buying power that would also affect sales of the MacBooks.
Ironically, Apple will have new MacBook Airs powered by its processors by the third quarter of 2022. this may offset sluggish sales for the prior two quarters, but it might also make consumers consider buying a replacement MacBook that early within the game. Apple remains expected to launch new MacBook Pro models either in October or in November.