Apple Remains Tablet Market Leader - IDC
Although Apple’s iPad sales continue to decline, the company from Cupertino still remains the leader of the world’s tablet market. As to the other members of the Top 5 rating, they include Samsung, Lenovo, Asus and Acer.
Even though Apple sold only 13.3 million iPad units during the third quarter of fiscal 2014, which is 1.3 million less than in the year-ago quarter, this number still allowed to beat the company’s main rivals, namely, Samsung with its 8.5 million units and Lenovo with 2.4 million.
Despite the sales drop, Apple continues to be the world's leading tablet vendor, with a total 26.9 percent of the market, according to new numbers from research firm IDC. Samsung retains its number two spot with 8.5 million shipments and a 17.2 percent share, but both major companies have been losing significant ground to companies putting out more affordable tablet devices.
There are several reasons for a decline in iPad sales. The first reason is that people now prefer smartphones with large screens to tablets, the second one - they don’t want to spend much money on tablets, so very often they choose cheaper models from little-known Asian manufacturers.
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