Research predicts iMac losing the title of the world’s top-selling all-in-one system

“According to a DigiTimes Research analysis, some 13.5 million all-in-one PCs will ship this year and iMac will lead the charge with an estimated 3.7 million shipments, beating both Hewlett-Packard and Lenovo which are expected to move 2.4 million and 2.9 million all-in-ones, respectively,” Christian Zibreg reports for 9to5Mac.

“In 2012 Apple, all-in-one shipments will rise to 15.8 million units, accounting for 10.5 percent of the overall desktop market (9.3 percent in 2011),” Zibreg reports. “Apple’s baby is projected to surrender the top spot to Lenovo which should ship four million all-in-ones versus 3.8 million iMacs.”

Zibreg reports, “If true, the iMac’s share of the all-in-one market will drop from 27 percent in 2011 to 24 percent in 2012.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Edward Weber” for the heads up.]


  1. A cheaper machine produced in China may well dilute iMac sales in percentage terms if not actually in absolute numbers. Meanwhile, Apple may well further advance the specification of the iMac.

    On that latter point I wish my new i7 machine had USB3. It would be rather more useful than Thunderbolt right now for which there is a dearth of products available and as far as I know no adapter is available as yet.

    1. The only thing the IEEE1394 (firewire) standard lacked was Intel’s backing (and being coinvented & licensed by the same). Thunderbolt has no such limitation and is literally light years beyond USB3.
      Embrace the future my friend. USB3 is a band aid on a decades old standard Thunderbolt is the jump off for the next decade or two (or do you still lament the passing of RS-232 as well?)

  2. Gee, my research indicates the exact opposite. I know of at least 10 people that have purchased an iPhone within the last year, and who say their next purchase will be either an iPad, or an iMac. (8 have PC’s 2 have Macs).

  3. Cough, cough, bullshit, cough, cough…….

    There they go again, racing to the bottom again. How does flooding the market with cheap crap hurts Apple?

    What I just found funny is the article just above this is titled, “Acer CEO: We’re going to stop selling cheap, unprofitable crap”. Maybe he’s figured out that model doesn’t work.

  4. Hard are is nothing more than an empty shell. I don’t care if the hard ware has more variety. If it is running windows, I don’t like; not after my crappy vista experience.

    Besides, the technology in the Mac series are way more advanced and reliable in my opinion.

  5. When my current iMac dies, I shall replace it with another iMac.

    I shall replace my iPhone 4S with another iPhone.

    When I finally get an iPad, I shall still be owning an iMac.

    They can give away Crackberries, Android tablets, and Windows PC’s and I’ll let others settle for them. To each his own..

    1. I don’t get it. You have an old Mac Pro, with a “nice matte monitor.” You can get a current Mac Pro and use your “nice matte monitor.” You can get a current Mac mini and use your “nice matte monitor.” You can even get a iMac or MacBook, and use your “nice matte monitor” as a second display.

      That’s actually how I use my iMac. My external display is my primary display that sits in front of my keyboard. The iMac sits to the right, acting as my secondary display.

  6. HardyHarHar:
    I remember doing a few Apple Mac demos circa 1999 at CompUSA and having to listen to the insufferable idiots who worked there screwing over customers with moronic comments like:
    – “You don’t want an all-in-one computer. They’re a failure. They aren’t as capable as a full desktop Windows PC. Apple tried them and they failed. That’s why you don’t see any PC manufacturers making them.”

    How the tables have turned. 😕

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