Overall tablet sales dropped 3.4 percent from the same period last year to 37.9 million, according to a survey by research firm IDC.
Apple’s nearly 15 percent boost in iPad sales from a year ago gave it a 30 percent share of the global market, IDC said.
IDC said Apple’s gains came from consolidating its lineup and introducing new tablets, including a 10.5 inch iPad Pro, which encouraged some consumers to upgrade.
Samsung remained the number two vendor with a 15.8 percent market shares as sales dipped one percent, the report said.
IDC estimated that Amazon — whose sales figures are not reported — boosted its Fire tablet sales by 51 percent from last year to capture the fourth spot at 6.4 percent.
China’s Lenovo was fifth with a 5.7 percent market shares as sales dropped 14.6 percent from last year, the report said.
A separate survey by Strategy Analytics estimated a seven percent decline in global tablet sales to 43.8 million units in the April-June period. (AFP)