As the tablet Apple still top tablet maker market grew by more than 50% year over year in the first quarter of 2021, Apple’s iPad continued to hold the lion’s share of the market idc yoy 39.9m q1 12.7m samsung.
IDC’s latest data shows that worldwide tablet shipments increased by 55.2% year over year to 39.9 million units in the first quarter of 2021. According to the company, growth of this size hasn’t occurred since 2013.
Apple continued to lead the field of tablet producers. During the first quarter, the Cupertino business shipped an estimated 12.7 million iPad units, rising 64.3% from the same period last year. Apple increased their market share from 30% in Q1 2020 to 31.7% in Q2 2020.
With an anticipated 8 million tablet shipments and 20% of the market, Samsung came in second. Amazon was in fourth place with 3.5 million shipments, Lenovo was in third with 3.8 million, and Huawei was in fifth with 2.7 million.
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We are still far from returning to “normal” working conditions, so the demand for tablets, especially detachables, is expected to continue for a while, according to IDC research analyst Anuroopa Nataraj. “Vaccine rollouts and businesses returning to offices may slow down the work-from-home trend,” she said Apple still top tablet maker.
In the education industry, tablets used to be the preferred option, according to IDC, but Chromebooks are catching up in the U.S., Western Europe, and most recently in Japan.
Apple no longer publishes sales figures for individual units of its products. However, the business said that iPad sales increased 78.7% to $7.8 billion in the March quarter during its most recent earnings call.
Additionally, two new iPad Pro versions featuring M1 CPUs and a new Liquid Retina XDR display on the 12.9-inch device were just unveiled by the business. The devices will ship in the second half of May once preorders go live on Friday.