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Apr 12, 2001

Apple enjoyed considerable gains in the Indian tablet market last year, growing its market share and increasing shipments by 13% year-on-year, according to data from IDC.


For the year, Apple replaced the local Indian maker iBall to become the third-largest shipper of tablets in the country. Compared to 2019, Apple saw its shipments of the iPad increase by 13%, but still "struggled with stock availability throughout the year."

Apple fell short compared to its closest rivals, however. Lenovo and Samsung, the top two manufacturers for tablets in India, saw their shipments grow by more than 150% each compared to 2019. A significant contributing factor is that both companies offer cheaper, low-end tablets compared to Apple's iPad line.

2020 saw millions of students work from home, and strong iPad and other tablet sales have largely reflected the new learn-from-home reality. Apple released a new low-end iPad during the year, alongside a redesigned iPad Air. The launch of the new iPad models and Apple's online store in India likely played roles in Apple's market share increase.

Article Link: IDC: Apple Was Third Largest Seller of Tablets in India in 2020
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Darth Tulhu

macrumors 65816
Apr 10, 2019
The iPad & iPhone combo can't be beat.

But still, people are apparently getting things done in India without an iPad.

I'm curious to know if price isn't the only factor here.


macrumors 6502
Jan 28, 2015
I am an iPad Pro 9.7 owner. But when I want to upgrade my iPad Pro just for a speed up. I look around and until now only iPad Pro contains a four-speaker system. And its price starts at USD799. However, for the latest 11.5 inch Mi Pad Pro, 2560x1600 also with 4 speakers, it only costs USD300.

So I guess I have to wait until there will be an iPad with 4 speakers. As for me, I only care about the speakers and I don't think the extra 2 speakers worth another USD499.
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