144.5 million tablets were distributed worldwide in 2019, then 164.1 million the following year, and then period estimates saw a decline of 5.9% for 2021. But that's it. was before the Covid-19 pandemic.
Apple iPad, archi-leader of the tablet market
The lockdown has forced people to work, study and play in their homes, propelling the need to buy a tablet. Thus, since the beginning of the year, iPad sales have climbed each quarter. According to the Digitimes firm, Apple alone could end the year with 60 million tablets distributed, against 53.3 million last year.
This figure could in particular be reached thanks to the 9th generation iPad and the new iPad mini, both predicted by rumors for the end of 2021.