Apple shipped a total of 22.9 million iPads worldwide last quarter thanks to demand for the iPad Mini and the availability of the 4th-gen iPad, according to IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker. That number was in line with IDC’s forecast and showed a 48.1 percent jump in shipments over the same quarter in 2011.
But for the second consecutive quarter, Apple’s share of the global tablet market fell. In the fourth quarter of 2012, it recorded a share of 43.6 percent, down from 46.4 percent in the preceding quarter and 51.7 percent a year ago.
In second place, Samsung shipped almost 8 million Android and Windows tablets combined, a 263 percent leap from the year-ago quarter. Over the same time, the company’s share of the tablet market rose to 15.1 percent from 7.3 percent.
How did other tablet makers fare?