The coronavirus epidemic has a huge impact on our lives. But it doesn’t have only a negative impact. For many businesses, it was quite beneficial. Especially, this is true for e-commerce and online services. At the same time, we should also point out mobile games, short video platforms, social media, etc. And that’s not difficult to guess that the related hardware market has got many benefits as well. But if the smartphone market suffered a lot because of paused production, the tablets market grew a lot. According to new data released by Canalys today, in the second quarter of 2020, the global tablet computer market grew by 26% as a whole.
Global Tablet Computer Market Overview
In the second quarter of 2020, the global tablet computer shipments reached 37.5 million units, an increase of 26% year-on-year. As part of the PC market, tablet computers have been sluggish in recent years. But demand in the second quarter of 2020 has been boosted by consumers and enterprises for remote work, learning, and other needs. Suppliers should increase production to meet this new demand, while retailers and operators in various markets provide financial incentives for equipment and data to encourage the purchase of tablets.
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Who Are The Main Players?
Apple shipped approximately 14.3 million iPads in the second quarter of 2020, maintaining its position as the world’s largest tablet manufacturer. It also took 38% of the market. This is an increase of 19.8% from 11.9 million units in the same period last year. Samsung is the world’s second-largest tablet manufacturer with 7 million units shipped. It is followed by Huawei, Amazon, and Lenovo, with shipments of 4.7 million, 3.2 million, and 2.8 million units, respectively.
Apple’s own earnings report for the second quarter of 2020 shows that as people work and study from home, iPad sales have increased significantly. Apple did not provide details on the number of iPad sales, nor did it provide the classification of models. But the sales of iPad brought Apple $6.5 billion in revenue during the quarter.
Canalys also provides data on global PC shipments, including tablet data. If combining sales of Macs and iPads, Apple’s device shipments in the quarter were 19.6 million units, with a market share of 17.7%, second only to Lenovo’s 20.2 million device shipments. Thus, it beats HP’s and Dell’s shipments of 18 million and 12 million devices.