Reports are showing a serious decline in the sales figure of Tablets from all over the world as the world moves towards a more compact solution. Though the companies are still producing Tablets but the sales figures don’t seem to be going up for now rather the downfall is increasing every passing year. Figures show a fall of 34.5% in the Q1 of 2017 as compared to the previous one. The yearly decline subjects to nearly 9.3 percent down and these stats are proving very discouraging for the Global Tablet manufacturers.
According to a report of TrendForce, the downfall in Global tablet shipments subjects to almost 31.95 million units. TrendForce’s notebook Analyst, Anita Wang says:
After experiencing a significant retreat in shipments for the first quarter, the tablet market is now focusing on the sales performance of the economically priced 9.7-inch iPad that was released towards the end of this March. At US$329, this model is the lowest priced iPad device that Apple has ever offered. The product is expected to generate sales in this second quarter as its shipments pick up.
Apple Topping Up The List Again
It seems like the major portion of the tablet market consists of Apple products as Wang’s report shows people’s huge interest towards the ‘9.7-inch iPad.‘ Microsoft could have given a tough time to Apple in this scenario but they decided to delay the release of its Surface Pro 5.
Apple is reported to have a share of 27.9 percent of the global market with 8.92 million iPads sold. But the figures are also not that much satisfactory for Apple as a quarterly downfall of 31.8 percent was recorded in Apple’s sales too!
The Runner Up Of The Race
Coming at second place, Samsung shipped 6.1 million units, down 23.5 percent from the previous quarter. The yearly loss to Samsung in Tablets market was a down 5.7 percent. Lined up in the same race, Lenovo and Amazon tablet shipments fell by 43.8 percent and 42.9 percent respectively on a quarterly basis.
Standard Of Measurement
TrendForce defines the tablet as a device having a display larger than 7 inches and a resolution of 1,024 x 600 pixels or greater. So if you are wondering about the 2-in-1 PCs, they are excluded from the survey list.