MacBook repair for older devices is an option for many people, but it seems some are skipping that step and buying a new MacBook Air instead. A Gartner analyst told CNET that shipments of the Air will grow by 7 million units in 2013.
“We are looking at about 5 percent of total mobile notebook shipments in 2012,” Mikako Kitagawa, an analyst at Gartner, told CNET. “That includes Apple's MacBook Air, which is a big portion of that 5 percent.”
Kitagawa refrained from specifying the exact percentage Air sales would comprise. For this year, Gartner expects 10.7 million units to ship, and expects about 17 million units to ship next year.
CNN Money said that for the 25th quarter in a row, the Mac is set to outpace Windows' growth. Pooling together information from 61 analysts, the website said there was a consensus of 4.49 Macs sold for the quarter, up 13.6 percent from last year. People who don't want a completely new device should check out the benefits of MacBook repair.