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Apple iPad is unmatched in the global tablet market yet, but production has plummeted

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Research firm IDC released a report on global tablet shipments for the third quarter, according to which tablet shipments reached 42.3 million units, down 9.4% from a year earlier. Nonetheless, Apple’s iPad shipments continue to grow in a shrinking market.

Apple iPad shipments in the third quarter were 14.7 million units, up from 14 million units a year earlier. This is a 4.6% increase over the same period last year, bringing Apple’s share of the tablet market to 34.6%.

Apple has a strong lead in the tablet market. The second place is occupied by Samsung with a market share of 17.7%, Amazon is in third place with a market share of 11.1%. Samsung and Amazon tablet shipments fell 11.1% and 13.3% year over year, respectively.

Many educational institutions and governments have spent their budgets purchasing distance learning devices, and even consumers have aggressively bought learning devices in 2020. As a result, some saturation of the educational market is expected in the near future. This is especially noticeable in developed markets such as the USA and Western Europe.

Anuroopa Nataraj, Senior Analyst, IDC

Apple expects Q4 iPad shipments to remain flat due to ongoing supply chain restrictions. What’s more, sources have confirmed that iPad production has dropped 50% over the past two months from the original plan.

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Introduced the first indestructible Oukitel tablet with IP69K, fast charging and 10,000 mAh battery

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Oukitel, known for its rugged smartphones, has announced its first indestructible tablet called the Oukitel RT1.

Oukitel received a 10.1-inch IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 1200 x 1920 pixels with an aspect ratio of 16:10. The tablet received a plastic case, which provides protection from water and dust in accordance with the description of the degree of IP69K. The device can operate under high temperature washing conditions under the influence of high water pressure. At the same time, the tablet is resistant to scratches and impacts, it can withstand drops from a height of 1.5 m onto a hard surface.

Oukitel RT1 is built on the basis of the MediaTek Helio P22 single-chip system, it received 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of flash memory, which can be supplemented using a microSD slot. The tablet is equipped with a 10,000mAh battery that supports 18W USB-C charging.

The tablet runs Android 11 with 16MP cameras on the front and back. There are also two slots for 4G SIM cards.

The device was priced at $ 200.

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Presented Nokia tablet with 2K-screen without Internet access and games: it is intended for education

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Nokia has unveiled the Nokia T20 Education Edition tablet, which will go on sale in December. The exact price has yet to be announced.

The tablet is equipped with a 10.4-inch 2K resolution screen with an eye protection system from the blue part of the light spectrum. Nokia T20 Education Edition has 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of flash memory, built-in 8200 mAh battery. The tablet supports 15W fast charging.

As the name suggests, the Nokia T20 Education Edition is designed for educational institutions: the tablet has nine tutorials for different classes. Educational institutions do not need to buy anything, the content of the manuals is updated automatically. It supports reading mode, multilingual translation and other functions.

For preschoolers, the tablet is built with the basics of preschool education, early learning, and building the right habits. Parents can monitor tablet use at any time through the app and control software to close, delete, and lock the screen.

The Nokia T20 Education Edition is reported to have a built-in exclusive app store and educational browser. It provides access to 80 learning websites. No access to games or internet.

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Apple unveils Black Friday for iPhone, AirPods, iPad and Mac buyers

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The company announced the gifts it has prepared for Black Friday and Cyber ​​Monday this year. As in previous years, Apple will be giving away gift cards for iPhone, AirPods, Mac and iPad models.

According to 9to5mac, the biggest problem with Apple’s Black Friday offerings is that they are very selective about which products they are available for, and the amounts are not very large. For example, a $ 50 gift card for the Apple Watch SE isn’t as compelling when the $ 60 off that watch is in the Amazon store.

Apple does not offer any bonuses for the iPhone 13 smartphones. Instead, customers who purchase a new iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, or iPhone SE can receive a $ 50 gift card. A $ 50 gift card is also available with the purchase of Apple Watch SE, Apple Watch Series 3, or Apple TV.

The $ 100 Apple Gift Card is available with the purchase of an iPad Pro, MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, or Mac mini. The 27-inch iMac comes with a $ 200 gift card. AirPods (2nd and 3rd generation), AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max are eligible for gift cards up to $ 75.

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