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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Almost 25 million tablets were shipped worldwide in the past three months

Preliminary figures from the International Data Corporation estimate that worldwide tablet shipments for the second quarter of 2012 reached 25 million units, up 33.6% from the first quarter of 2012 and up 66.2% year-on-year.

Once again, Apple was the largest tablet producer, shipping 17 million iPad devices during the quarter. In fact, all the top four tablet vendors saw year-on-year growth. Only fifth-placed Acer saw year-over-year numbers decline.

Tom Mainelli, research director for Mobile Connected Devices at IDC, said “Apple built upon its strong March iPad launch and ended the quarter with its best-ever shipment total for the iPad, outrunning even the impressive shipment record it set in the fourth quarter of last year. The vast majority of consumers continue to favor the iPad over competitors, and Apple is seeing increasingly strong interest in the device from vertical markets - especially education. While iPad shipment totals are beginning to slow a bit in mature markets where the device saw early traction, growth in other regions is clearly more than making up the difference.”

IDC preliminary figures for worldwide media tablet shipments, second quarter 2012

Vendor

Q2 2012 Shipments

Market share

Q2 2011 Shipments

Market share

Q2 12/Q2 11 Growth

1. Apple

17,042,000

68.2%

9,248,000

61.5%

84.3%

2. Samsung

2,391,000

9.6%

1,099,000

7.3%

117.6%

3. Amazon.com

1,252,000

5.0%

0

NA

NA

4. ASUS

855,000

3.4%

397,000

2.6%

115.5%

5. Acer

385,000

1.5%

629,000

4.2%

-38.7%

Others

3,067,000

12.3%

3,668,000

24.4%

-16.4%

All vendors

24,994,000

100%

15,042,000

100%

66.2%

Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Media Tablet Tracker, 2nd August 2012.

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