Although there has been a 9.3 percent decline in the annual growth rate of Apple, the company has still managed to go ahead of its competitor Samsung by 10 points, as per a reliable source.
Apple Inc. has remained the leading vendor of tablets in the world in the 2nd quarter of the year 2014 and it accounted twenty seven percent of the tablet market all over the globe as per the report which has been released by IDC or International Data Corporation.
During the period of 3 months that ended in the month of June, around 13.3 million units of iPad were sold in comparison to 14.6 million that were sold last year. Although the tablet business of Apple had suffered a drop of 9.3 percent in the 2nd quarter, the company led ahead of Samsung by ten points in market share. Around 8.5 million tablets were shipped by Apple in the 2nd quarter.
A research analyst from IDC, Jitesh Ubrani said that till now, Samsung and Apple are on leading positions in the market and the progress of competitors has been affected due to this. Now, since the market is entering a new phase, growth is being seen among new vendors and the shares are leveled.
Lenovo Group Limited follows Samsung and Apple and this continues to surpass Asustek Computer Inc for moving into 3rd spot. Around 2.4 million were shipped by Lenovo and around 4.9 percent market share was captured by it. Acer and Asus both didn’t manage to be in the top five.
During the quarterly earnings announcement, it was revealed by Apple that 13.2 million iPads were sold by the company that time and a decline of 9.2 percent was seen.
As per IDC, as new vendors have entered the market of tablets, their market shares have grown. Overall, there was a 11 percent increase in the 2nd quarter. Although there was a decline in the tablet shipments from 1st quarter, it was believed that slower but positive growth.
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