IDC released data on tablet sales for the second quarter of 2021. Apple took the lead with nearly 13 million units shipped.
Earlier, Tim Cook shared record sales of smartphones . As it turned out, the second quarter was one of the most successful in the history of the company. A few days later, similar results were reported for the tablets. Apple reportedly came in first with 12.9 million iPads. Samsung is in second place with 8 million units sold. Lenovo secured its third position with 4.7 million tablets shipped. Fourth place goes to Amazon, which has managed to ship 4.3 million Fire series devices.
Tablet sales are on the rise amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, analysts say. People are moving to remote work and gaining knowledge with the help of a computer, which has led to an increase in the popularity of compact devices. At the same time, shipments of Chromebooks increased by 68.6% year-on-year.
IDC experts believe that in the near future, there may be a slowdown in sales of tablets and Chromebooks. This is due to a shortage of semiconductors and a shortage of chips. In addition, many people are returning to the standard training system, as well as to their usual workplaces. All this can negatively affect the sale of tablets and other electronics.