Clearly, Apple is getting so good at developing their own processors that they can completely lead the industry, which makes it very difficult for their peers.
Apple's M1 in 2020 was the start of a new line of Macs that ensured the company would never have to rely on another CPU vendor, and its current products far outperform the former. So far, no rival has been able to offer the same capabilities found in similar products, leading one analyst to suggest that Apple has a three-year lead in the arm-based processor market.
With the M2 already at the heart of the latest 13-inch MacBook Pro, it's only a matter of time before a more powerful version is released, and more Mac and iPad Pro products will use it in the future. While Qualcomm continues to offer Snapdragon chipsets for the ARM notebook market, they are nowhere near as effective in terms of performance and power efficiency as the M1.
Sravan Kundojjala, director of mobile component technology services at Strategy Analytics and author of the report, said Qualcomm has only a 3% share of revenue in markets similar to Apple's.
Apple has established itself as the market leader in ARM-based laptop processors, accounting for almost 90 per cent of revenues. Apple's M series of processors set the benchmark and put Apple ahead of other ARM-based PC processor vendors within 2-3 years. In 2021, Qualcomm captured just 3 percent of revenue share in arm-based notebook processors and lagged Behind Apple in CPU performance.
More interestingly, Apple is also chasing the HIGH-PERFORMANCE computing market with the M1 Ultra, which could be replaced by a more powerful chip designed for the upcoming Mac Pro redesign.