According to Analysys International, 4.353 million consumer tablets were sold in China during the third quarter of 2013.
Sales increased 21.7% sequentially and 67.2% year over year, Analysys International said.
There was likely a pause in iPad buying in China (and worldwide) ahead of widely-expected new iPad models.
Apple’s new iPad Air was not announced until well into fourth quarter on October 22, 2013.
iPad Air Wi-Fi models only became available for sale in China on Friday, November 1.
China consumer tablet vendors by market share – Q313