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Latest Canalys (opens in a new tab) The data for global PC shipments is alarming, if not expected, with a 21% decline in the final quarter of 2022.
By 2022, the world’s technology companies have shipped 434.5 million PCs, a number that includes laptops, desktops, and tablets. This is down 13% from the 499.4 million units that were sold in 2021, however, there is a positive number lurking deep beneath the surface that is particularly interesting.
In an age where many of us are frugal, we are becoming more and more dependent on our smartphones for on-the-go tasks, relying on a dedicated PC when work gets tough.
Despite the large-scale decline, tablet sales did increase in Q4 2022 (albeit only 1% y/y) and this is the result of three consecutive months of decline.
Apple continues to dominate the field, accounting for 46 percent of tablet shipments. Its latest M-series iPad models could be the main driving force behind its recent success.
Other well-known companies in the tablet space include Samsung, Amazon, Lenovo and Huawei, although I have little doubt that Google can rank somewhere in the top 5 next year, after Tablets Their rumored Pixel hits the shelves.
Canalys analyst Himani Mukka said: “Despite the decline compared to 2021, the number of tablets shipped in 2022 is still much higher than pre-pandemic levels, and there is room for growth in the future. the future remains intact.”
This is in part possible thanks to the huge digitization effort in the education sector, especially in developing markets where the more affordable price points of tablets may be preferred.
More broadly, Apple maintains its position as the number one PC seller globally, accounting for one-fifth of devices sold. Meanwhile, Lenovo, HP, and Dell all saw significant sales declines, prompting them and many other companies to consider cost-cutting measures such as layoffs.