Counterpoint Technology Market Research reports a decline in demand for tablet computers in the global market. The reason is the saturation of the industry, the current geopolitical situation and high inflation.
It is estimated that 39.4 million tablet shipments were made worldwide in the first quarter of this year. That’s down 9% from the last quarter of 2021, when 43.3 million units were shipped.
In the total mass of gadgets sold in three months, Android models made 21.9 million pieces. Another 14.8 million units were iOS-based iPads. In addition, around 2.3 million Windows devices were sold.
The share of Android-based tablets fell from 59% to 56% quarter-on-quarter. Apple strengthens its position amid an overall sales decline: Earnings came in at 38% versus 34% in the final quarter last year. The share of Windows gadgets has not changed and remains at the 6% level.
Apparently, the demand for tablet computers will continue to decline in the second half of the year.