Worldwide tablet shipments dropped by 0.6% in Q4 2019

Worldwide tablet shipments dropped by 0.6% in Q4 2019

According to a report by the International Data Corporation (IDC), shipments of tablets continued to plunge in Q4 of 2019. The tablet market saw a decline of about 0.6% year-over-year.

From the report, the tablet market shrank about 1.5% year-over-year in 2019, as its shipments totaled about 144 million units. For Q4 2019, a total of only 43.5 million units were shipped. Despite the decline, Apple kept the market afloat with its new iPad, selling over 49.9 million units in 2019, the device accounting for nearly 65% of its shipments. Apple also grew 22.7% year over year. Samsung came in second, with 7 million shipments in Q4. Huawei followed in third place, with 4 million shipments in Q4 and a year-over-year decline of 2.8%.


Amazon secured its fourth position with its sales of the Fire HD 10, Fire HD 8, and Fire 7 on Black Friday, as well as sales of Kids Editions of its tablets. Last but not least, Lenovo grew its shipments from 5.3% to 5.8% in Q4, positioning the company in fifth.

To view the full report by IDC, click here.

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1 Response

  1. John says:

    Why? They have nothing new to offer. They should focus on productivity and entertainment. If they coined the word tablet pc, they must make something useful and convenient for consumers.

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