Apple continued to lead as the global tablet market Dropped 8.6 percent during the third quarter of 2018 as Imports fell to 36.4 million, the International Data Corporation (IDC) reported.
Samsung maintained its standing as the next top tablet maker and Amazon.com became the third biggest pill manufacturer in the next quarter, stated that the IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker on Friday.
Slate tablets accounted for the majority of the market with 31.6 million units, down 7.9 percent from the preceding year.
Detachable pills also declined, down 13.1 percent from the preceding calendar year, to account for 4.8 million unit shipments.
“The detachable market has neglected to see expansion in 2018, a worrying trend that has plagued the group off and on since the end of 2016,” explained Lauren Guenveur, Senior Research Analyst for IDC’s Tablet team.
Together with 26.6 percent, Apple continued to direct the pill market with nearly twice the shipments of its closest competitor.
The refreshed $329 iPad using Pencil service that launched in late March continued to push volume.
Samsung’s detachable portfolio climbed modestly, however that expansion was outweighed by continued declines in the masterpiece group. The company enrolled 14.6 percent market share internationally.
Huawei at fourth spot was the only firm among the best 5 to deliver year-over-year tablet shipments growth in 3Q 2018.
Lenovo rounded out the top 5 with 2.3 million units shipped in the third quarter, a decline of almost 25 percent compared to a year ago.
“The tablet market is similar to the traditional PC market than ever before,” stated Jitesh Ubrani, Senior Research Analyst with IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Device Trackers.
“Not only do these markets go in sync with each other, but also the decreasing margins and total decrease, especially in slate tablets, has resulted in the top five companies capturing a bigger share as many small sellers have exited the space,” he explained.