Apple Ships 12.7 Million iPads in Q1 2021 with a 50% YoY Growth
Apple has reported a significant increase in the shipment of iPads in the first quarter of 2021. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), Apple shipped 12.7 million iPads in Q1 2021, representing a 50% year-over-year (YoY) growth . The growth is attributed to the increased demand for remote work and learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Samsung Comes Second with 20% Market Share
Samsung is in second place with a 20% market share, shipping 9 million tablets in Q1 2021 . The global tablet shipment grew by 55.2% YoY, the highest since 2013 . Apple’s market share in Q1 2021 was 64.3%, up by 30% from the same quarter last year . Apple’s revenue from selling iPads in Q1 2021 was $7.8 billion, up by 78% YoY .
iPad Pro and iPad Air Drive Sales
The iPad Pro and iPad Air models are driving the sales growth for Apple. The iPad Pro has been popular among professionals due to its powerful hardware and software capabilities, while the iPad Air has been popular among students and casual users due to its affordability and portability . Apple has also introduced new features such as the Magic Keyboard and Apple Pencil support, which have further enhanced the user experience .
The demand for iPads is expected to remain strong in the coming years. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of remote work and learning, which has increased the demand for tablets . Apple is expected to continue investing in research and development to enhance the capabilities of its iPads and maintain its market leadership .
Apple’s iPad sales have seen significant growth in Q1 2021, driven by the increased demand for remote work and learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The iPad Pro and iPad Air models have been popular among professionals and students, respectively. The demand for iPads is expected to remain strong in the coming years, and Apple is expected to continue investing in research and development to maintain its market leadership.