Thanks to the pandemic, the tablet market matters again. With many working from home, tablets have replaced PCs. School age children are turning to tablets for distance learning and for entertainment. Demand for tablets had been falling as larger screened phones cannibalized demand for slates. And most people don’t have a need, especially when a pandemic is wiping out the global economy, to buy a new tablet every year or two, or even five.
As 2020 progressed, Apple iPad revenue started to rev up. Last week, released its fiscal first quarter earnings report and for …