32% of U.S. tablet buyers have their sights set on an Apple iPad
The rest of the names on the list include the Google Nexus slabs, the next tablet buy for 6.3% of those surveyed, tablets made by Acer (5.1%), and the Microsoft Surface tablets (3.4%).
Yankee Group VP of Research Carl Howe noted that even though Nokia has just announced its Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet, and Microsoft made some major spec changes to the Microsoft Surface 2, Apple's unveiling on Tuesday of its new iPads will keep it in the lead. Consider that the new Apple iPad Air and the Apple iPad mini with Retina display will launch in 42 countries including China, versus the 34 countries that the Apple iPad 4 and Apple iPad mini launched in last year.
Nearly one-third of those surveyed in the states are planning to buy an Apple iPad as their next tablet
source: YankeeGroup via Forbes
71. daddysbeenabadgirl (Posts: 157; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)
3 years ago probably 80% of potential tablet buyers would have had their eyes on purchasing an iPad and last year it was proabably around 50%. Now its down to around 30%
Not something to be excited about.
2. Sauce (unregistered)
Damn haha. Apples killin it.
4. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
So after 3 years, the start of which had Apple around 85% of the tablet market, they've settled into similar market share to the iPhone.
5. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
Yeah, and of those 32% of people 30% only want the iPad because it's "made" by Apple (actually by Samsung) and everyone has it. The other 2% are people like us on this site who can make informed decisions (to buy iPads) for ourselves.
6. sniper1087 (Posts: 344; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)
What? Not really made by samsung, samsung uses their manufacturing for apple, but apple makes the processors themselves and have samsung mass produce them thats all, and the reason why apple sells their devices is because of customer service, user experience, above specs and all you know apple cares about the user experience on their devices and thats why their device get updates without carrier interference.
19. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
If you ask people what processor the iPad runs on, I bet you 90% of people wouldn't know, let alone the screen resolution. The only other educated guess I can make for people wanting the iPad, therefore, is their brand loyalty and attraction.
53. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)
the same can be said about people buying Androids... no idea of the proccessor what version of Android they are on, so I dont get yourt point.
51. techaman (unregistered)
no stupid they get updates like that because its written into the contract they cant interfere with new software, and service are you kidding me what service they charge you to do anything if all the makers had a store around they would all be like apple. apple has the stores and "genius" bars because most people that have there stuff no nothing about the phone and if it locks up they take it to the store pay them to disconnect the battery and reapply it HINT its called power cycle for all devices that use any electronics.
8. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
Don't be ridiculous. Samsung only makes the processor and memory. LG and others make the screens. Apple designed it and specced it out, and the Chinese assemble it. You make it sound like Apple owes it all to Samsung when it's made all over Asia.
17. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
In other words, what I meant was that the tablet is not made by Apple at all.
18. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
It's a globalized industry. The only product Motorola makes - assembles, really - is the Moto X. I don't care who manufactures the SoC, screen, casing... I'm buying the design and software.
(I'm picking on Motorola because they're the only other US company.)
55. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)
my shoes are in made in China, but my shoes are not Chinese.. go figure
66. joey_sfb (Posts: 2704; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
denial. so say it after me.. My shoe is made in China but they are American shoes because i said so. American manufacturing industries does not exist anymore so i convince myself that made in china is the same as made in American.
Sound right man!
70. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
I just don't get why people are picking on Apple for using Korean and Japanese parts and manufacturing in China. It's nothing new, and the competition (Amazon, Motorola) does the same damn thing. Is Samsung somehow better because they're vertically integrated? It just makes them nimbler and more Korean.
52. techaman (unregistered)
true but with out samsung apple would be dead in the water. why do you think they sue them, its money going back to samsung anyways they just want to be cheap and not pay for work thats why people kill themselves that are forced to work for them making the phones and stuff.
69. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
Without Samsung, they would find some other Asian supplier. You think Samsung wants to send parts to its toughest competitor? Both sides are just playing the game. They all get our money in the end.
72. joey_sfb (Posts: 2704; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
Finally you agree that both are there for the money and fans are children kicking a big fuss over childish nothing!
Good! I agreed with that too!
48. techaman (unregistered)
that and people at walmart and best buy that say oh yeah its the fastest and you will never have a virus or bug, prey on people that know nothing about tech. its so sad how many people buy crap from apple just because they hear its new and other people have and want it. then all they do is listen to music on it and look around the web because thats about as much as it can do.
10. kalloud (Posts: 89; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)
This is the article #40 exactly concerning Apple since yesterday... (o_O)
11. MrsPotatoHead (banned) (Posts: 48; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)
Its the only logical choice in tablet.
15. brrunopt (Posts: 451; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)
are you sure you know what "logical" means ?
54. techaman (unregistered)
did you know its a 1 gig ram others or 2 and 3 ram its a 1.2 front cam others are 2 its a now wifi n others are ac this is what everyone gets mad about you say logical but you know nothing about the items and what else is out you want to look like other people and be like a cool kid with your apple, its like starbucks $5 coffee its a coffee for gods sake just like this tablet and phone its a basic tablet and phone made to sound high tech for non tech savvy people
20. Trismegistus (Posts: 32; Member since: 21 Aug 2013)
A thing that I have noticed is that Apple is encountering the "Band-Aid" issue with tablets- people think "iPad" and "Tablet" mean identical things. I can't count the amount of people that have asked me if my tablet was a Samsung iPad, or people who want the Kindle iPad.
22. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
Didn't take us long to get over the "iPad? *snicker* sounds like a feminine hygeine product" line.
25. bucky (Posts: 1326; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
They kinda started it all so that probably happens.
23. bucky (Posts: 1326; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
I'm due for an upgrade. The air it will be before the tax year ends :)
24. tryingHARD (Posts: 64; Member since: 31 Dec 2012)
Smartphone companies are close in competition. But tablets, ipad is everything. I really dont see why people buy other tablets than these ipads. These other tablets are a joke. Seriously, theres nothing close to the experience of ipads. My god if you want to waste your money, buy an ipad. Not on those other garbage tablets. Well it wont be waste untill you own one.
26. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
I think you're forgetting the Nexus line of products.
27. DukeX (Posts: 327; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)
That's your problem. YOU don't see why people buy other tablets. Your comment is narrow as hell. Typical comment where you don't understand the needs of others. Yea im gonna buy an ipad because a selfish neck beard told me to. I really actually want to use the openness of android but this neck beard on phonearena seems to know my needs better
39. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7645; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Yeah* I'm* going to* iPad* Android* PhoneArena*
Don't get me wrong, I love the iPad Mini 2, but the Note 10.1 (2014) is the tablet I'd dish my money for.
29. tryingHARD (Posts: 64; Member since: 31 Dec 2012)
Come on. Just admit that nothing is close to ipads. Just say it. Say it.. it is hard in the beginning but it will be a relief. Ipads are the best tablets. Thats just it. Android on smartphones are good,probably the best os. But on tablets??? Come on. Ios7 is just perfect for ipads. Im saying buy an ipad to give justice to your hard earned money. Not on those trying hard plasticky tablets.
31. rabidhunter (Posts: 90; Member since: 05 Jul 2013)
I'm sorry but since when has the iPad (I giggle every time I think about it) have over 1000 pressure sensitive layers via a Wacom digitizer? Or when can iPad have multiple windows open at the same time. Or how about most every app on Play market works perfectly and seemlessly with a 4.1 or higher device, while some apps are optimized for tablets.
Or how about an awesome tablet that won't break your bank account (hello Nexus).
Sorry, Android on tablets is a worthy experience.
I'm not saying that iPads are bad. But just saying that Android has a lot to offer in the tablet world.
32. Trismegistus (Posts: 32; Member since: 21 Aug 2013)
"Comment #29 was sponsored by Sockpuppet LLC, a fully owned subsidiary of Apple, Inc."
73. DukeX (Posts: 327; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)
Man just give up. You're just another one of those fake android fans that like apple tablets. This is os we are talking about. Why down android on tablets yet praise them on phones. Pure nonsense
57. techaman (unregistered)
its a true survey of apple owners not anyone else.
35. Penywyz (banned) (Posts: 255; Member since: 13 Aug 2013)
Why do you iPhoners get so excited when a survey is done in select areas or an area of the country and act like it's some sort of scripture that HAS to be true. That's like going to Alabama, asking the people there who their favorite college football team is, the majority of them saying it's BAMA, and then you assuming and or stating that it applies to the other 49 remaining states. It's ludicrous.
38. 1113douglas (Posts: 189; Member since: 04 Jul 2013)
whats so exciting in an ipad? really?? The ipad only has high demand in the us, thats about it.
42. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7645; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Um, the integration of Apple services (especially with iCloud to iPhones, Macs, and iPods), the iTunes Store, and better optimized tablet apps in the App Store maybe?
40. avasponge (Posts: 40; Member since: 03 May 2012)
My friend thought they named it the iPad Air because it weighed like air. *Facepalm*
44. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7645; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Well at 1lb it pretty much weights close to nothing.
58. techaman (unregistered)
did you mean absolute psi or you saying something else here. Lbs 14.7 pounds per square inch.
43. rob5150 (Posts: 108; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)
i still read the headline of article, and the article itself and keep coming to the same conclusion. 30% of the people answered they wanted something different than an ipad.
so ipad 32% other 30
now out of those 23% of people that were not sure yet .....
if you break the numbers down at same percentage.
maybe its like a total of 52% want apple ipad, and 48% want something else.
so with a few years lead in development and cost of advertising blitz that apple has .
its about 50-50 when consumers choose.
So, how do you spin this as a positive for apple?
Android based tablets with a sprinkle of windows 8 in there too show that people like the idea of choice.
45. jove39 (Posts: 1260; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Now every comapny should try to win over those 27% unsure buyers!
56. true1984 (Posts: 586; Member since: 23 May 2012)
i would get one if it wasnt for itunes. that it the only thing keeping me from buying one
60. techaman (unregistered)
that and the price for want you are getting.
65. bucky (Posts: 1326; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
I have come to peace with itunes. I'm a pc guy and I prefer to do the sorting on my own too but it's actually pretty powerful once you get the hang of it.
59. rusticguy (Posts: 2826; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Numbers don't add up to 100. What sort of a survey is this?
61. techaman (unregistered)
i work with a guy that has just realized that his iphone does not do anything and wants a note 3 i told him wait for gs5 jan and he said along with my boss i only keep it because of the face time and i was like apple did not make that tango was out a whole year if not more with that before apple jumped on the bandwagon. now he knows he can have any device with tango app and video chat, and now he is leaving apple, Granted he is not the smartest apple in the bunch i mean really not
62. techaman (unregistered)
yes lets ask 13 year olds what tablets they want like they even know how they work or anything about them, they want to be like all the other kids in school so they will say apple. but its not like there gonna get one from mom or dad lol