According to a new report from research firm Digitimes, the first quarter of 2016 is going to be lowest in terms of overall iPad sales. The research firm is claiming that Apple will be having just 9.8 million iPads sale in the 1st quarter of 2016. This will make a decrease of 39.1% in terms of quarter while 20% over a year.
“There will be an estimated 46.65 million tablets shipped globally in the first quarter of 2016, slipping 28.6% on quarter and 8.6% on year, Digitimes Research indicated. In addition to iPad models, the shipments will include 21.5 million tablets to be launched by brand vendors, and 15.4 million units by white-box vendors, sequentially decreasing 25.9% and 24.1%, respectively.”
The reports also states that Apple will be having 21% of global tablet shipments which will be followed by Samsung with 14% of total. After Samsung, the 3rd position holder will be Lenovo with 7.2% of total tablet sales. Amazon will be on 4th position with 5.8% followed by Huawei Technologies with 4.2% . Then we will be having Asus on the next position with 2.7%. Microsoft & HCL each will be sharing the same position with just 2.6% of total sale.
“7-inch models will account for 35.4% of shipments, 7.9-inch 13.8%, 8.x-inch 6.1%, 9.x-inch 23.8%, 10.x-inch 10.1% and 11-inch and above 10.8%“