Apple shipped 12.9 million iPads in the course of the second quarter of 2021, according to estimates supplied by the International Data Corporation (IDC). The information asserts Apple CEO Tim Cook’s comments in the course of a post-earnings conference contact last week that Q2 of 2021 was the company’s most effective quarter for the iPad in practically a decade. According to IDC’s worldwide tablet shipment figures, the Cupertino-based business has a big lead more than other companies in the segment. In 2020, Apple refreshed the iPad Air, although launching an upgraded version of the iPad Pro earlier in 2021. It is now anticipated to update the iPad Mini.
Samsung, which shipped 8 million units in the course of the quarter, is Apple’s nearest competitors in the segment. Galaxy Tab S7 boasts great hardware and brilliant OLED screens. However, Android’s mediocre choice of applications for tablets leave them hamstrung. Lenovo, which nonetheless releases quite a few well known Chrome OS tablets and Chromebooks, shipped 4.7 million units in the course of the quarter and took third location. Amazon completed the quarter in fourth location, getting shipped 4.3 million units of its Fire tablet.
Interestingly, Apple shipped more tablets than Samsung and Lenovo combined in the last quarter, displaying Cupertino’s sheer dominance in the category.
As individuals adapted to remote education and work from home in the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, shipments of PCs and tablets have surged. According to the IDC information, Chromebook shipments surged 68.6 per cent on year to 12.3 million units in the June quarter. It stated although the quarter wasn’t the record-breaker that the two earlier quarters had been, it wasn’t also far off.
It does, having said that, point to a probably slowdown in Chromebook and tablet sales due to the ongoing chip shortage. With more individuals probably to return to classrooms or workplaces, customer demand is also probably to ease. Apple itself stated in the course of the post-earnings conference contact that provide constraints could be a detriment to iPad sales in the next couple of months.