• Tablet Market Still on the Decline Meanwhile Apple's iPad Market Share Falls Below 25%

    Market research firm IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker reported on latest numbers in the declining tablet market and found that Apple is still the largest tablet vendor. The Cupertino-based company shipped approximately 10.9 million iPads during this year’s second quarter. Although Apple’s iPad is still the best selling tablet, the market share has fallen below 25%. Other companies have also been releasing cheaper and lower-cost tablets, which most likely affected Apple’s numbers as well.

    As for Korean-based competitor Samsung, the company shipped approximately 7.6 million tablets during the second quarter of 2015. They are listed as the second largest tablet vendor behind Apple. Their market share was 17%, which has fallen 12% year-over-year. The rest of the top 5 list included LG, Lenovo, and Huawei. LG Electronics shipped 1.6 million tablets as did Huawei, and Lenovo shipped 2.5 million devices during the second quarter.

    In the last few years, Apple’s iPad has declined in overall year-over-year sales. This could be due to Apple’s larger handsets and smaller laptops, where consumers feel there is no need for the iPad anymore. However, the company is still updating its tablet line with recent rumors claiming the company will be updating the iPad mini and iPad Air but then release a brand new 12.9-inch iPad Pro this year as well.

    Source: IDC
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Tablet Market Still on the Decline Meanwhile Apple's iPad Market Share Falls Below 25% started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 2 Comments
    1. kalpesh78's Avatar
      kalpesh78 -
      of course the market's on decline. The companies need to make tablets as ****** as the phones. Then people would break them and they would have buy another tablet since the whole world is addicted to it.
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      the market is saturated, it was bound to happen the only way to grow again is to add better features and don't release a new one each year it's not like the phone market, where people are willing to change devices so quick
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