Apple iPad market share witnessed decline in Q4

Last Updated: Fri, Feb 01, 2013 06:10 hrs

Tech giant Apple's share of the tablet market declined again in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Apple, however, still dominates the market with the iPad, which accounted for 43.6 per cent of tablet shipments, according to market analysts IDC.

According to IDC, Apple's share fell from 46.4 per cent in the preceding quarter, but it still had almost three times the share of rival firm Samsung, the Telegraph reports.

Samsung shipped almost eight million Android and Windows 8 tablets in the last three months of 2012, to take 15.1 per cent of the market, the IDC report said.

Amazon was third, with 11.5 per cent of the market, followed by Asus on 5.8 per cent and Barnes and Noble, with 1.9 per cent of the market, the report added.

According to IDC, overall the tablet market grew 75.3 per cent compared with the same quarter last year, driven by falling prices and a wider range of devices. (ANI)

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