IDC estimates Apple shipped 14.1 million iPads in Q3, down from 14.6 million in the same quarter a year ago. Apples share of the tablet market has also tumbled from 40.2% a year ago to what IDC says is 29.6% today.
Meanwhile, Samsung came in second on the vendor score sheet with 20.4% of the global market having shipped approximately 9.7 million units during the quarter. Nexus 7-maker ASUS grabbed 7.4% of the pie with 3.5 million units.
See all market share figures in TabTimes' The State of the Tablet Market