“IDC’s Dickie Chang, Senior Market Analyst for Client Devices in Asia/Pacific, released estimates for the number of tablets shipped to China customers in the June quarter,” Chuck Jones reports for Forbes.
“It shows that iPad shipments increased 28% year over year to 1.48 million units while its market share decreased from 49% to 28%,” Jones reports. ” Apple’s second quarter shipments could have been negatively impacted by a portion of the company’s 700,000 iPad channel inventory reduction.”
Jones reports, “Samsung moved into second place with 329% growth to 571,000 units and taking 11% market share with Lenovo slipping to third with 413 ,000 tablets, 102% growth and 8% share. ASUS and Acer were fourth and fifth but only had 1% market share each… What is also interesting is that there are over 50 other tablet vendors who have 1% or less market share. This market is due to have a major shakeout over the next 12 to 24 months and there will probably be some major price wars as this occurs.”
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