Apple led the worldwide tablet shipment market in Q2, 2022, Chromebooks decline YoY basis

As per Internal Data Corporation (IDC), worldwide tablet shipments saw a 0.15 percent year-on-year increase whereas Chromebook shipments continued to drop with a whopping 51.4 percent year-on-year basis. Various OEM’s shipped 40.5 million units compared to 40.4 million in the second quarter of this year i.e. April to June. On the other hand, during the same period, Chromebook shipments dropped from 12.3 million to 6 million units. 

In the tablet category, continued to lead the industry with a 31 percent market share although shipments declined 2.89 percent to 12.6 million units year-on-year. came second with a 18.1 percent market share with 7.3 million units shipped. Amazon’s Kindle bagged the third spot with 5.5 million shipments and a 26.92 percent YoY growth. Lenovo fell to the fourth spot with a 25.67 percent YoY decrease in shipments to 3.5 million units. completed the list of the top five with 2.1 million units. 

IDC reported that new entrants in the tablet segment like Xiaomi, Realme, OPPO, and seemed to have outperformed expectations contributing to growth in the tablet market in the third quarter. The increase in the overall tablet market is said to be attributable to tablet deployments in education projects as well as special sales like 618 in China and Prime Day in the US. 


As for the Chromebooks, they posted disappointing quarterly shipment results. All manufacturers posted negative year-on-year growth. However, Dell still led the market with 1.5 million shipments whereas Acer came a close second with 1.3 million shipments. Lenovo took fourth place with 1.2 million shipments and a 19.4 per cent market share. HP and bagged the fourth and fifth spots with 0.9 and 0.4 million units sold respectively. 



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