Apple continues to benefit from global notebook shipment growth

Apple is likely to benefit from a growth in global notebook shipments, according to TrendForce, with its MacBook Pro and MacBook Air helping the company enjoy high growth levels while Chromebook demand is set to slow down.

The global COVID-19 pandemic prompted many changes in buying habits as consumers adopted work-from-home and distance learning measures in 2020. In a report published by TrendForce, it seems that the increased demand may continue into 2021.In the report, global notebook shipments for 2020 saw a 26% year-on-year increase, a marked change from the typical 3% cyclical increase and decrease. It is believed the uptick will continue throughout 2021, resulting in 236 million units shipped, or a 15% year-on-year increase.

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