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By Ding Yi / Aug 12, 2020 12:53 PM / Business & Tech

Photo: IC

Photo: IC

Apple took the domestic crown from Huawei for most tablet computer shipments in the second quarter of 2020, while its Chinese rival enjoyed the highest growth, as people sheltered from the coronavirus and relied more heavily on the devices.

During the period between April and June, Apple grew its iPad shipments by 18.7% year-on-year to 2.76 million units, controlling 41.8% of the Chinese market, according to statistics provided by research firm IDC.

Meanwhile Huawei registered a year-on-year increase of 59.5% to 2.45 million units, but fell from No. 1 last quarter to No. 2 with a Chinese tablet market share of 37.1%.

Microsoft and Lenovo came in third and fourth with shares of 3.5% and 2.6% respectively. But for Microsoft, that represented a year-on-year increase in shipments of 16%, while for Lenovo it was a 19.1% drop.

Overall, a total of 6.61 million tablet computers were shipped in China in the second quarter, up 17.7% from a year earlier. IDC largely attributed the growth to the surge in demand for online education, telecommuting and digital entertainment which has grown considerably due to Covid-19.

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