Apple leads global tablet market, Samsung second: IDC
San Francisco: Apple led the worldwide pill market with 28.eight p.c share within the first quarter of 2018 as pill shipments reached 31.7 million — declining 11.7 p.c from the identical quarter final yr, the Worldwide Knowledge Company (IDC) reported on Friday.
Apple managed to ship 9.1 million iPads. Of that, 1.eight million have been iPad Professional tablets, making Apple the chief within the removable market as properly.
Samsung with 16.7 p.c maintained the second place though the corporate’s shipments declined 11.four p.c in comparison with final yr.
The rising area of interest of removable tablets just like the Microsoft Floor and iPad Professional did expertise greater than 2.9 p.c year-over-year development and captured 15.three p.c share as newer fashions got here into play.
In the meantime, the decline for conventional slate tablets continued as distributors managed to ship 26.eight million items, down 13.9 p.c from the prior yr, based on IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Pill Tracker.
“Chrome OS’ entrance within the removable market is a welcome change as Google is lastly a critical contender from a platform perspective,” stated Jitesh Ubrani, Senior Analysis Analyst with IDC.
“Mixed with Microsoft’s efforts to run Home windows on ARM, the removable market is poised for sturdy development within the close to time period,” he added.
Huawei grew 13 p.c year-over-year, gained greater than 2 p.c of share sequentially, and climbed again into the ranks of the highest three.
Lenovo managed to develop 1.eight p.c in comparison with the previous yr with a lot of the development stemming from its removable portfolio.
“Amazon.com slipped into fifth place although this doesn’t come as a shock as the corporate’s pill shipments are extremely seasonal,” the report stated.