The latest International Data Corporation (IDC) report on worldwide tablet shipment suggests that the tablet growth has witnessed a dip in the second quarter of this year. According to the report, tablet volumes are affected mainly due to the lack of a new iPad, which resulted in a change in potential consumer s purchase behavior. Tablet shipment volumes have dropped 9.7 percent to 45.1 million in this quarter, although the shipment has grown significantly in comparison to the same time last year. Also Read - Apple iPad mini 2021 could get a new design with slim bezels, Face ID; reveal leaked photos
Apple s iPad shipments have declined to 14.6 million units from 19.5 million in the first quarter of this year. Another important finding suggests that while Apple iPad uptake witnessed a slowdown, Android tablets shipments have grown by close to 3 times than second quarter of the year 2012. Android tablets shipments have been recorded at 28.2 millions, and holds 62.6 percent of the total tablet market share.
In terms of the sales on the basis of vendors, Apple still leads with 32.5 percent of the market, but this is close to half of the market shares it had in Q2, 2012. Samsung on the other hand has recorded a significant growth in market share from last year and now enjoys 18 percent of the worldwide tablet market share in Q2, 2013. It had recorded 17.2 percent share in the last quarter. At third place comes ASUS which has shipped a total of 2.0 million units in Q2, 2013, down from 2.6 million in Q1, 2013. Lenovo and Acer both however continue to grow, shipping a total of 1.5 million devices.
On the OS front, while Android shares take a leap ahead, Microsoft s Windows has also recorded a better uptake to 1.8 percent share in the market within a year. The researchers believe that Microsoft s Windows might have had a slow beginning but is likely to grow in future.