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Shipments of tablets fall for the 13th straight quarter

By Kenny Yeo - on 6 Feb 2018, 10:31am

Shipments of tablets fall for the 13th straight quarter

The market for tablets does not look good. In the latest report from IDC, the market for tablets has declined for the 13th straight quarter.

It estimates that 49.6 million tablets were shipped in Q4 2017 as compared to 53.8 million tablets in the same quarter last year.

(Image source: IDC)

According to IDC, Apple still leads the tablet market with a market share of 26.6%.

IDC also said that Amazon has overtaken Samsung to be in second place. It shipped 7.7 million tablets in Q4 2017, which is a 48% increase over the 5.2 million units shipped in Q4 2016.

Samsung meanwhile shipped 7 million units in Q4 2017 - about 12.5% than the same quarter a year ago.

It's not all bad news though as IDC said that the detachable tablet category is growing, led by products such as Apple's iPad Pro and Microsoft's Surface Pro.

I guess that means we can expect to see more detachable tablets/notebooks in the coming year.

Source: VentureBeat

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