While the Mac is anticipated to continue growing in popularity, Intel, AMD, and Nvidia are allegedly preparing for a potential reduction in sales as well as a potential decline in income for the rest of 2022.
According to DigiTimes, Intel, AMD, and Nvidia have revised and cut their projections for the number of chips and goods they will ship in 2022 and their revenue targets. Meanwhile, Apple is the only firm that is anticipated to have continuous growth for its Mac products, including the new M2 MacBook Air and MacBook Pro.
Due to weaker demand, Intel has reduced its revenue targets for 2022 by about $11 billion and anticipates a 10% decrease in PC chip shipments compared to 2021. AMD now anticipates a loss in shipments of between 14 and 16 percent in 2022 as opposed to the initial prediction of a 7 to 9 percent decline.
A few laptop manufacturers are likewise preparing for a challenging 2022 and early 2023. Companies including Dell, Acer, HP, and Asustek Computer have all lowered their sales and revenue predictions. In contrast, according to DigiTimes, Apple anticipates shipping more MacBooks in 2022 than it did in the previous three years.
The switchover by Apple to its own specially designed Apple silicon chips from Intel CPUs in the Mac is almost complete. The new M2 chip, which the business most recently unveiled, promises up to 15 times faster than an Intel-powered machine and 1.4 times faster than its M1 equivalent.
For its Mac portfolio, Apple has so far revealed the M1, M1 Pro, M1 Max, M1 Ultra, and M2 CPUs. The only Macs with Intel CPUs left in Apple’s range are a low-end Mac mini and a high-end Mac Pro. Both should be replaced as early as this fall.