A new report says 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro Models arriving in the second half of 2021 will help boost Apple’s CPU market share by up to 7%.
According to a new report from TrendForce, Apple is expected to release new 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models powered by the next generation of M1 chips in the second half of 2021, increasing the market share of Apple’s notebook CPUs to around 7%.
In July 2020, Kuo said that the new 14-inch and 16-inch Appel Silicon MacBook Pro models with all-new designs will launch at the end of the second quarter or third quarter of this year. The analyst then added that these MacBook Pro models will feature Mini-LED displays for higher brightness, improved contrast, richer colors, and more.
The report states that Apple’s M1 processors, launched at the end of the year, have not yet made much of the market impact, accounting for less than 1% of the CPU market share. However, TrendForce notes that Apple is expected to release new devices later this year that could contribute to the increase in CPU market share:
Apple has adopted the ARM architecture primarily to optimize the performance of the MacBook. Along with the release of the M1, Apple has also completed the integration between its hardware, software, and SaaS platforms. The company is expected to release two 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, both equipped with Apple Silicon CPUs, after 2Q21, boosting Apple’s notebook CPU market share to around 7%.
TrendForce also said Intel faces growing competitive pressure from Apple and AMD in the CPU market and will need to provide an “appropriate product strategy”. Last month, the Third Point LLC fund urged Intel to take “immediate” action to restructure and curb the loss of important customers.
As we all know, the new M1 chip delivers impressive performance, with the base model MacBook Air outperforming the high-end Intel 16-inch MacBook Pro in benchmark tests. Apple says the chip delivers industry-leading performance per watt.