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Tablet Market Takes A Tumble

Tablet Market Takes A Tumble

Apple still leads the overall market, despite five consecutive quarters of negative annual shipment growth. 

 Apple shipped 12.6 million iPads in the first quarter, capturing 26.8 percent of the market in volume and declining 22.9 percent when compared to Q1 last year. It has been especially effective in business markets, where it is now aided by IBM.

Samsung (19.1 percent share) maintained its second place in the market despite a 16.5 percent decline in shipments compared to the same period last year. Lenovo (5.3 percent share), Asus (3.8 percent) and LG (3.1 percent) rounded out the top five positions.