Digitimes Research: iPad sales to dip 20% year-over-year in quarter one of 2016

Apple will ship 9.8 million iPads in the first quarter of 2016, historically its lowest quarterly level, with decreases of 39.1% on quarter and nearly 20% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

However, the company will still dominate the market, according to the research group. Apple will account for 21% of global shipments, followed by Samsung Electronics with 14%, Lenovo 7.2%, Amazon 5.8%, Huawei Device 4%, Asustek Computer 2.7%, Microsoft and TCL each with 2.6%, LG Electronics 1.8% and Acer 1.2%.

Digitimes Research says 7-inch models will account for 35.4% of shipments; 7.9-inch will account for 13.8%; 8.x-inch will account for 6.1%; 9.x-inch will account for 23.8%; 10.x-inch will account for 10.1%; and 11-inch and above will account for 10.8%.