Analyst firm Canalys has released data showing that worldwide PC shipments increased 12 per cent in Q4 2012, with tablets accounting for a third of those shipments.
The number of tablet shipments grew 75 per cent in Q4 to 46.2m units. Total shipments for the year came in at 114.6m units.
The primary leader in the tablet market is Apple; one in six PCs shipped in Q4 2012 was an iPad. Notwithstanding, its overall tablet market share dropped to 49 per cent; this is the first time Apple has not held more than half of the market share.