The tablet market, led by Apple’s iPad, has seen a “revival” in the second quarter of 2020, due to new trends in distance education and home work,media reported monday. According to Canalys, global tablet shipments reached 37.5 million units in the second quarter of 2020, up 26% year-on-year. Among them, Apple’s iPad OS devices such as the iPad Pro and the 10.2-inch iPad were the best-selling of the products, with the company having a 38 percent market share during the period.
Apple’s iPad shipments are estimated to have increased by 20 percent to 14 million units in the same period, according to the research firm. Samsung, Amazon and Lenovo are the top four tablet makers after Apple in terms of shipments.
The tablet market has been sluggish in recent years, and the tablet market has been boosted by an increase in the number of remote jobs, learning and leisure caused by the new crown pandemic that is now sweeping the world. The recovery was also helped by fiscal stimulus from retailers and operators, as well as higher manufacturer sourin.
“In the second quarter of 2020, the tablet has seen a renaissance as it meets the needs of remote work and education,” said analyst Ishan Dutt. The recent successes of Apple and Lenovo show that tablets are priceless as mainstream PC sellers. “
The broader PC market, including tablets, also grew in the second quarter of 2020. In the larger PC sector, Lenovo ranked first with 18.3% market share and 20.2 million shipments. Apple came in second with 17.7 percent of shipments and 19.6 million units.
Apple reported stronger-than-expected growth in its iPad and Mac businesses on the company’s last earnings conference call, despite the flue-on-the-go glut. Apple CEO Tim Cook attributed the iPad’s quarterly growth in June to work at home and distance learning.
In addition, Apple’s Mac sales in the third quarter reached $7 billion, up from $5 billion a year earlier. Sales of Apple’s iPad also rose to $6.5 billion in the third quarter of 2019 from $5 billion in the third quarter of 2019.