For the fifth consecutive quarter, the tablet applications processor (AP) market posted shipment and revenue growth, according to Strategy Analytics. And Apple accounted for 59% of AP revenue in quarter one thanks to the iPad, notes the research group.
The tablet AP market grew 33% to US$761 million in the timeframe. Apple’s 59% revenue share was followed by 14% for Intel and 10% for Qualcomm.
“Strategy Analytics estimates that Apple increased its tablet AP revenue share to 59% in quarter one of 2021 – the company’s highest share in the past nine years,” says Sravan Kundojjala, author of the report. “Apple’s tablet AP revenue grew 60% year-on-year in Q1 2021, driven by new 5 nm-based A14 Bionic and Apple Silicon M1. The pandemic-driven demand also helped.”