IDC: Drops Tablet PC shipments for the tenth quarter

May

6

2017

IDC published its latest report, which points to a drop in tablet shipments for the 10th consecutive quarter, with the first quarter of 2017 dropping 8.5 percent year-on-year, and 36.2 million devices shipped worldwide, Compared with 39.6 million in the same quarter last year.

These figures come from IDC, which includes standard tablet PCs (which have fallen since 2014) and detachable tablet PCs, which means that tablet PCs that come with keyboards are included in these estimates, and this report shows that Apple and Samsung maintain their position.

Apple topped the list while Samsung came in second, with the five largest manufacturers capturing 60.2 percent of the market, compared to 57.3 percent of the market last year. No company was able to ship more than 10 million devices.

Apple lost another 1.3 percent of its market share and lost sight of the figures it saw in the first year of sales of its iPad tablet after a quarter-quarter of sales and shipping declines on a year-on-year basis.

Samsung has shipped the same number of tablets it shipped a year ago, which means it has increased its market share by 1.3 percentage points. The South Korean company beat its US rival this quarter, which was the case for most of 2016 .

Huawei sold 700,000 tablet PCs during the quarter and jumped 2.3 percentage points to third place, ahead of Lenovo and Amazon. Huawei was the only company among the top five to grow in the fourth quarter.

There are no significant changes in the shipments of devices for Amazon and Lenovo in the latest IDC reports, which means they can increase their market share slightly, yet Lenovo, Huawei and Amazon are still far from leading the market.

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