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Tablet shipments continue to fall, but business demand provides hope

The worldwide tablet market fell an additional 16 percent in Q2 2016, as shipments dropped to their lowest point in three years.
Canalys has reported that 35 million tablets shipped in Q2, as Apple managed to increase its share to 28 percent at the top of the market.

Unsurprisingly, Samsung continues to occupy the second spot, shipping almost six million units for a 16 percent share of the market with Lenovo and Huawei taking third and fourth spots, with both shipping just over two million units and taking 7 percent and 6 percent market share respectively.

“Microsoft’s Surface Pro and the iPad Pro have confirmed that there is a growing demand for detachable tablets in business,” Canalys research analyst, TuanAnh Nguyen, added.

“But the ongoing transition to Windows 10 and the arrival of multitasking in Android Nougat should provide an opportunity for vendors to capitalise on selling tablets and their associated services to businesses.”