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Apple, Samsung lose ground in cooling tablet market

Published on Jul 24, 2014 10:48 PM
 
People walk past a mobile phone store selling Apple and Samsung products in Wuhan, Hubei province on April 18, 2013. Apple and Samsung have lost ground in the tablet computer market as growth cools in the once-hot segment, the research firm IDC said on Thursday, July 24, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW YORK (AFP) - Apple and Samsung have lost ground in the tablet computer market as growth cools in the once-hot segment, the research firm IDC said on Thursday.

An IDC survey said sales of tablets in the March-June period were 49.3 million, up a modest 11 per cent from a year ago but down 1.5 per cent from the previous quarter.

Apple, which popularised tablets with its iPad, remained the largest single vendor but its market share fell to 26.9 per cent from 33 per cent last year.

IDC's survey showed Apple shipped 13.3 million iPads, above Apple's own report this week showing 12.3 million sold.

 
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