IDC: Worldwide Tablet Shipments Grew 142.5 Percent YOY, Up From 20.3 Million Units In 1Q12

Posted on May 1 2013 - 11:53pm by Editorial Staff

According to the latest figures from IDC, the worldwide tablet shipments grew 142.5 percent year-on-year, up from 20.3 million units in 2012′s first quarter while tablet shipments totaled 49.2 million units in first quarter 2013, surpassing that of the entire first half of 2012. Other interesting note to take that Apple’s iPad fell to 39.6% tablet share in first quarter 2013, Samsung took second with 17.9% while Asus passed Amazon.


“Sustained demand for the iPad mini and increasingly strong commercial shipments led to a better-than expected first quarter for Apple,” said Tom Mainelli, Research Director, Tablets at IDC. “In addition, by moving the iPad launch to the fourth quarter of 2012, Apple seems to have avoided the typical first-quarter slowdown that traditionally occurred when consumers held off buying in January and February in anticipation of a new product launch in March.”

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