TrendForce recently stated that Apple’s MacBook laptop shipments will drop to 19 million units in 2023, a drop of 15.1% from 22.4 million units in 2022.
TrendForce also predicts that global laptop shipments will drop to 163.2 million units in 2023, a 12.2% drop from 185.9 million units in 2022.
Previous TrendForce research showed that global NAND flash memory sales will decline by 16% in the first quarter of 2023. Under the current environment, manufacturers continue to reduce production to cope with inventory pressure. Due to the impact of the supply chain, the production and sales of laptops will also fluctuate to a certain extent.
It is also noticed that according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, it is expected that Apple will release a 15-inch MacBook Air with an M2 chip at WWDC tonight. Except for the different display size, other designs of this laptop are different from the current 13-inch MacBook Air.