Apple iPad shipments up nearly 20% to 14.2M in Q2, says Canalys
What you need to know
- Canalys has released a report on Apple's Q2 iPad shipments.
- It says that Apple shipped more than 14M iPads, up 20% on last year.
- Apple revealed iPad earnings of $6.58 billion in its most recent earnings call.
A new report from Canalys estimates that Apple shipped more than 14.2M iPads in Q2 of 2020, up nearly 20% on last year.
According to the report, the worldwide PC market (of which tablets are considered a part) surged by 26% in Q2 2020, as consumers around the world scrambled to equip themselves for remote working, learning, communication and socializing. As the report notes:
In figures, Canalys estimates that Apple shipped 14.24M tablets in Q2 2020, netting it a mammoth 38% market share and a 19.8% increase on this time last year. Apple's overall share of the market did drop slightly however, down from 40% in the same quarter of 2019. Canalys says that the top five vendors including Apple all benefited from the surge in demand. Canalys Analyst Ishan Dutt noted:
According to the report, Apple had the second-highest figures when it comes to overall PC shipments including tablets with 19.6M, not far behind frontrunner Lenovo's 20.2M. Canalys estimates that Apple's overall Mac and iPad shipments grew 17.4% year on year.
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