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Pie charts of the day: Tablet sales grew 140% year over year

May 1, 2013: 7:45 PM ET

Apple's iPad sales grew 65%. Samsung's shipments, according to IDC, grew 280%.

Pies drawn roughly to scale. Sales in millions of units. Click to enlarge. Source: IDC

Shipments in millions of units. Pie charts drawn roughly to scale. Click to enlarge. Source: IDC

FORTUNE -- How do you make the fact that sales of Apple's (AAPL) iPad grew 65% -- from 11.8 million to 19.5 million -- look bad?

You bury it under a headline that points out, as several reports did, that its market share dipped below 40% for the first time.

The data come from IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker, which took iPad sales from Apple's quarterly report and estimated Samsung's by a process that was not disclosed. Spreadsheet below the fold.

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