ARM processors account for 10% of PCs right now, and Apple is capturing 90% of that 10% thanks to its Silicon M1 (M2 in the future) processors, which are present in its various Macs.
Apple captured 90% of the ARM chip market in PCs
Apple has quickly become the world’s leading supplier of ARM architecture-based PCs, eventually cornering 90% of the ARM notebook PC market by 2021.
According to statistics, ARM SoCs are now accounting for 9% of the world’s PCs. Among ARM laptops we can highlight Chromebooks from manufacturers like Acer, Dell, and HP, plus those laptops with Snapdragon that were designed for those computers running Windows. However, Apple and its devices with Silicon M1 processors, are cornering the market, especially the high-end.
Somehow, ARM architecture in the PC (laptop) segment is starting to become popular thanks to Apple and the decision to create its own chips, which are now part of its MacBook, iMacs, and Mac Mini systems.
However, the ARM architecture is far from being a threat to those x86 processors, which are dominating the market without question. However, we can consider that Apple is succeeding with its M1 processors, and in the future M2, as they are much more attractive than those Snapdragon laptops that were designed for Windows systems, which are still not fast enough. This scenario is going to benefit Apple in this segment since it doesn’t have strong competition. We’ll keep you updated on the news.