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Apple dominates over Samsung in global tablet market, says IDC estimate

Apple dominates over Samsung in global tablet market, says IDC estimate

New Delhi: Apple dominated global tablet market capturing 31.9 per cent market share in the category amid supply concerns, according to latest IDC estimates. While Apple shipped 12.9 million iPads in the second quarter (Q2), as per IDC estimates, its nearest rival Samsung shipped 8 million tablets with a distant 19.6 per cent share.

The April-June period was another strong quarter for both Chromebooks and tablets with both device categories recording growth despite a challenging year-over-year comparison.

According to preliminary data from the IDC's eQuarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker', Chromebook shipments grew 68.6 per cent (year-over-year) with volumes reaching 12.3 million units.

The tablet segment was a bit more tempered than Chromebooks but still managed to grow 4.2 per cent YoY with shipments totalling 40.5 million units.

"Opportunities in the education market are still ample for both tablets and Chromebooks. Online learning has gained rapid traction and has pushed forward the digital revolution in the learning space," said Anuroopa Nataraj, senior research analyst with IDC.

Despite the positive results during the quarter, both categories are experiencing some slowdown from the boom in the preceding quarters.

For Chromebooks, while still in high demand and even on backlog for many education deals, vendors have started prioritising higher margin Windows laptops given the on-going component shortages.

"For tablets some of this applies, but there is also bigger concern that consumer demand around tablets will slow much faster than Chromebooks or even the broader PC market," the report showed

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