Apple iPad models are a popular choice among consumers. The company offers a range of iPad models with powerful specifications and features. This could be the result of this, as Apple retained the top spot in the global tablet industry in the fourth quarter of 2020. According to a new report from research firm Canalys, Apple’s iPad shipments increase by 40% from one year to the next (YoY). Samsung was second in the list with a 19% market share. Amazon came third in the list of best tablet manufacturers in Q4 2020. Let’s take a look at Canalys’s Q4 2020 global tablet industry ranking.
Apple leads the global tablet market, shipping over 58.8 million iPad units
According to report By Canalys, Apple shipped more than 58.8 million iPad units in 2020. In the fourth quarter of 2020 alone, the company shipped more than 19.2 million iPads. The report says this is Apple’s best tablet performance since Q4 2014.
Samsung maintained its second position in the tablet industry, shipping over 9.9 million units. The South Korean tech giant recorded a 41% growth in shipments compared to the fourth quarter of 2019. Amazon climbed to third place thanks to strong demand during the holiday season, shipping 6.5 million tablets . Lenovo was the fastest growing supplier in the fourth quarter, increasing sales volume 125% to 5.6 million units. Huawei was the only supplier in the top five to see a drop in shipments on a year-over-year basis.
The fourth quarter of 2020 brought continued strength to the tablets. Shipments hit a record high of 52.8 million units. A total of 160.6 million units were shipped, with growth of 28% compared to 2019.
“The growth momentum enjoyed by tablets shows how important easy access to computing power has become today,” said Ishan Dutt, analyst at Canalys.
“Their versatility, not only in different form factors and price, but also in connectivity options, makes them ideal for a variety of use cases, from simple slates to e-learning and consumer consumption. content up to high performance detachable. for productivity users who adjust to spending a greater proportion of time at home, ”he added.
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