55.06 million tablets shipped globally in Q2; Taiwan tablet shipments declined 40% in Q1

55.06 million tablets shipped globally in Q2; Taiwan tablet shipments declined 40% in Q1
According to a report published on Wednesday, 55.06 million tablets were shipped globally in the second quarter of this year. That is 4.5% lower than the number of tablets shipped world-wide in the first quarter. It is, however, a healthy 17.9% gain year-over-year. The tablets shipped in the period included 14.1 million Apple iPad tablets.

Small sized tablets with Wi-Fi connectivity had a rough three months, and suppliers had a number of yield issues that affected shipments. The report also noted that Samsung's 8 inch slates had lower than expected shipments. On the other hand, tablets with a 10 inch or higher screen size have seen an increase in demand.

Meanwhile, shipments of tablets from Taiwan to Apple, dropped a stunning 38% sequentially in the first quarter. A whopping 70% of Taiwan's tablet shipments are addressed to Apple, and numbered 16 million tablets from January through March. Overall, there was a rather large 40% drop in Taiwan's tablet shipments in the opening quarter of this year, from the final quarter of 2013. In dollar terms, the value of Taiwan's Q1 tablet shipments amounted to $4.7 billion, down 46.6% from the previous three month period. With the drop in shipments of the more expensive Apple iPad units, the average selling price for tablets shipped from Taiwan, declined 10% to $207 USD.

source: DigiTimes (1), (2)

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5 Comments

1. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Interesting, so it seems Apple sold 99% of all tablets sold once again (apparently the last 1% is Samsung smaller tablets). Best summary of information ever.

3. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

14.1 million ipad out of 55.06 tablet. Apple has roughly 25% of market. Apple market share in ipad is going down, and going down, and going down.

5. sipha

Posts: 439; Member since: May 12, 2012

What are you talking about??

2. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

"Taiwan tablet shipments to Apple" Call me stupid but what on earth is this article on about?

4. gigantos

Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 25, 2013

The source (Digitimes) is a Taiwanese newspaper so of course it's reporting about Taiwanese export. Foxconn, the main iPad's manufacturer is Taiwanese too (along with Asus, Acer) so it does make sense somehow.

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