Apple dominated the tablet market in 2021, despite the shortage of iPads due to supply constraints; this is what can be deduced from an analysis conducted by Canalys.
In fact, the research company carried out a study on the personal computer and tablet market showing how shipments to the United States grew by 1% in 2021. Shipments totaled 135 million units all year.
Apple’s iPads dominated the tablet market
Tim Cook’s company dominated the tablet market share with over 19 million shipments. This was possible despite iPad shipments taking up to nine weeks. Overall, this is a decrease of 17% compared to 2020. Its market share has increased from 44.6% in the fourth quarter of 2020 to 40.2% in the fourth quarter of 2021. Demand for tablets as a whole is decreased, as shipments fell by 31%.
However, Apple hasn’t been the first in the PC market since HP held nearly 30% of the stake. The apple, however, has made a profit the place in the top five sellers of the year.
Desktops were the best performing category, recording 9% growth in 2021. Second Canalysthe commercial PC segment accounted for 49% of the market in the fourth quarter of 2021.
Brian Lynchanalyst of Canalys Research, commented on everything as follows:
The overall growth of the PC industry in the United States in 2021 highlights the long-term potential of the demand initially created by the pandemic. While the fourth quarter 2021 showed less impressive performance than the year overall, the market is well positioned to continue providing significant opportunities, especially from a revenue standpoint, for next year amid strong business demand.
Among the related news, we point out that Apple will hold an event on March 8, 2022 in which it will unveil the fifth generation iPad Air.