What you need to know
- Apple shipped 19.2 million iPads in the fourth quarter of 2020.
- It still leads the tablet market ahead of companies like Samsung, Dell, and Microsoft.
A new report from research firm Canalys confirms that Apple continued its dominance of the tablet industry in the fourth quarter of 2020. The company grew shipments 40% year over year to 19.2 million, with Samsung in a distant second.
Canalys Analyst Ishan Dutt said that companies like Apple and Samsung made the correct bet on the tablet market and "tablets will be a crucial element of vendors' PC portfolios."
On Apple's earnings call yesterday, the company also revealed that iPad set a new revenue record in Japan.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.