New iMac Pro
Last week Apple (AAPL) announced a new iMac Pro at the 2017 Worldwide Developer Conference (or WWDC). According to Apple, the iMac Pro supports 18 core processors and comes with a graphic chip, Advanced Micro Devices’ (AMD) Radeon Vega. Apple’s vice president of hardware engineering, John Temus, stated, “It’s going to be the most powerful Mac we’ve ever made.”
The iMac Pro will be priced at $5,000 and will be available for sale starting December 2017. In general, the iMac Pro will be used by the professional community including coders, gamers, and filmmakers.
Last October, Apple had announced a MacBook Pro where the 13-inch model was 17% thinner and 23% smaller than its predecessor, whereas the 15-inch laptop was 14% thinner and 20% smaller than its predecessor. That MacBook came with a touch bar that replaced the traditional function keys and allows users to adjust the computer’s settings more easily.
MacBook revenue rose 14% last quarter
As seen in the above graph, Apple’s (AAPL) revenue from its Mac segment rose 14% YoY (year-over-year) to $5.8 billion in fiscal 2Q17 from $5.1 billion in fiscal 2Q16. Shipments rose 4% YoY from 4 million in 2Q16 to 4.2 million last quarter.
According to market research firm IDC, Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) displaced Lenovo (LNVGY) to claim the top spot in the PC space with a 21.8% share. Lenovo was in second place with a share of 20.4%, followed by Dell at 15.9%. Apple was the fourth-largest manufacturer with a share of 7% at the end of 1Q17.