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Apple iPad market share at all time low

0. phoneArena 27 Jul 2013, 09:44 posted on

Ever since Steve Jobs introduced the OG Apple iPad, Apple controlled a huge part of the global tablet market; it was a category that Apple was given credit for inventing and Android manufacturers and others were playing catchup from the get go. But it wasn't until Amazon decided to go after the low priced 7 inch part of the tablet market that Android started to pick up some market share...

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posted on 27 Jul 2013, 13:19 1

42. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)

TROLL is not an instigator, he's just a moron, a moron with a lot of duplicate accounts. And when he lose in an argument, he will go off topic by saying you have fake accounts.

So in conclusion, TROLL is a moron.
But anyway, +1 to you, Dark.

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 13:23 1

44. darkkjedii (Posts: 23599; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

10,000% agreed

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 14:36

54. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)

I'm pretty sure iPad mini outsold iPad 4. Technically that makes the mini no. 1 this year when it comes to Apple products. Blame that on Tim Cook. Steve Jobs knew that this would happen and that's why he ignored the smaller format. Tim is now holding a double edge sword when it comes to the fate of the iPad mini 2 and iPad 5; put a retina display in the mini and kill iPad 5 or keep the display the same in the mini and let the Nexus 7 2013 kill it. Doesn't look good either way.

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 15:26

58. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

When that title is lost there will be new one created ... best selling 7.9 inch non retina tablet etc etc ... "self consolation is best consolation".

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 15:52

60. darkkjedii (Posts: 23599; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

When that title is lost, t'll mean tech continues to evolve. Eventually all this current tech will be obsolete bro, evolution spawns innovation, just as necessity is the mother of invention. I love that google is pushing apple so hard, it forces apple to push back. The others push too, and we the consumer win. RIP to the fanboy mentality.

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 20:42 1

67. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

Peadophile your a kid yourself calling others kid, Nokia fanboy!

I made an account cause of your pathetic bullying so I could dispute. Not like ExperiaDroid having all 5 accounts of him being active thumbing and agreeing to each other.

Your same old same old trash talking is imminent. Come back with a topic to dispute. Don't go kicking off on others. What the problem is yours if I'm a Fan droid. Your a Nokia Symbian fanboy! Owrite for you but not for others. BS!
Why do you even post when you can't hold up an argument? If you don't like fanboys and it burns you when others bash Nokia Apple. Toss off crazy kid!
Get lost. Don't post your jealousy and rage on others.
You are the worst Phone arena and other websites has ever come across. Go to Gsmarena they will kick your but out. There are loads a fandroids there were you can Troll and be free to speech. But here we can't.
No one can have a conversation with you. If someone is a fanboy you call them a kid child. What BS is this of yours. Can't argue so you kick of with other users. Don't bother posting here. Go back to hospital you need physical therapy


posted on 27 Jul 2013, 20:45 2

68. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

Your the one whose going off topic. I gave you 2 questions, instead of replying to them you call others name. Get lost stay on topic have a dispute not kick off!
Pathetic off key you go

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 10:17 6

7. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 2009)

Well yeah, saw this one coming too. The iPad is a fantastic device, but is getting as long in the tooth as the iPhone. Apple needs more bells and whistles to play with, the screen can only amaze you for so long before you get bored with it.

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 13:26 2

46. darkkjedii (Posts: 23599; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Agreeable post WM. As usual you critique with knowledge, instead of criticizing with stupidity. +1 yo.

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 17:56 2

64. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 2009)

No fanboyism allowed, right? Anyone who can't recognize Apple's contributions with the iPhone and iPad is either blind or a fanboy, but anyone who doesn't think Apple can't improve has to be one too. Just like you, I use them both daily and hoping to add WP in the mix too. So like you, my critiques are from experience and knowlede of the product. Most people just want to bash each others OS just for the hell of it. But I see you giving it to both sides, keeping us all honest. So back at you...+1

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 20:39

65. darkkjedii (Posts: 23599; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Thanx bro

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 10:26 3

10. StreetNerd (Posts: 834; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)

waiting for a haswell surface pro

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 10:41 3

15. roscuthiii (Posts: 2231; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)

Being the guy behind Apple's vaunted supply chain, I thought Tim Cook taking the helm at Apple was going to usher the company to heights higher than even Steve Jobs was able to achieve.

I think I may have to humbly take that back. I'm not sure what the hell they are doing over there in Cupertino. The iPhone is their bread & butter money maker and they are about to kill their profit margins on that device with a lite version. It should do well in the States, but around the world I just have to think that with phones like the Lumia 520 and Nokia's reputation that Nokia is going to be eating Apple's lunch, and taking their allowance to boot.
The iPhone still sells well against it's competitors. They didn't need to fix what wasn't broken.

It's the iPad that needed the Lite version, not a "Mini" which still has a higher price tag in it's product class. Tablet competition is starting to overwhelm the iPad. Even the Mini is eating into their own profit margins. I think Apple needs to do one or two things:
1. Mini needs an HD display. (I refuse to call it 'Retina Display', that's just marketing mumbo jumbo.) It's already priced well above it's competitors; it needs a reason why. Same price, add HD display, or lower the price.
2. It's iPad that could use a Lite version, not the iPhone. And I don't mean a Mini. The full sized iPad could be such an amazing tool in so many fields of education, business, service industries, etc. but the price tag is too cost prohibitive for many companies/employers. Most iPads I see in my place of work are more status symbol than actual business tool.

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 10:58 1

26. roscuthiii (Posts: 2231; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)

It may be true what they say about Apple and Steve Jobs... Love or hate the guy, historically speaking Apple doesn't seem to do too well without him.

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 10:47 5

20. ilia1986 (unregistered)

It is the duty of every man, woman and child, to reduce this number to zero. On behalf of mankind and for the good all.

No good sir, we shall not rest, we shall not cease and we shall not stop until nothing remains of this evil empire!

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 10:56 3

24. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)

someone need a reality check and stop the over the top bs

truly tragic the state this sites in due to people like you

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 11:03 5

27. ilia1986 (unregistered)

No sir. I do not need a reality check. Have people forgotten? Have people really forgotten how many Apple fan-boys and fanatics were on this site in 2011 and 2012? This is just a shot in order to get back at them! Have you forgotten Taco? And the myriad others who were like him? Have you forgotten how many cheers were heard here when apple banned the Samsung Galaxy Tab and the Galaxy Nexus?

No sir - on behalf of every android supporter here - now it's our turn to celebrate when the other side is down! And celebrate we do indeed!

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 11:10 2

28. iGeek (Posts: 171; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)

I'm back but truth be told .. Apple is making some bad moves don't you miss the "one more thing" ! Don't you miss the times Apple used to wow us ! Remember the iPhone 4 ! It changed the world of mobile phones ! Yet Apple still didn't do something extraordinary after that! iOS was 3/4 awesome! Still I hate the icons though I got used to them ! If the new products move the way Apple moved with iOS 7 they will help bringing the crown back! Cause everyone know the crown belongs to Apple wether in phones or tablets

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 11:11 3

29. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)

so basically your so much of an immature person you justify your deluded fanboy comments by basically pointing the finger at others and saying''he did it first'..........you should go grow up

as for the android supporter comment, on behalf of the few tech supporters on here will you kindly take your fanboy crap elsewhere

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 12:03 1

31. ilia1986 (unregistered)

Do unto others as they do unto you.

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 12:10 1

32. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)

whatever kid, go grow up, this site doesnt need immature kids with a playground mentality

from this point on all comments by you will hold little credibility thanks to the babyish attitude you have displayed here


posted on 27 Jul 2013, 12:17

34. stealthd (unregistered)

What better way to prove you're a mindless fanboy than a comment like this. Why don't you try actually contributing to a discussion rather than just preaching your naive opinion and arguing?

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 12:47 1

38. darkkjedii (Posts: 23599; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Well said chaotic PA's starting to crack down though.

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 13:17 1

40. darkkjedii (Posts: 23599; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Apple has rested on their laurels for too long, it's time they got back to innovating. I'm glad they made the moves they did with iOS 7, but now it's time to wow us again like you said. Some very nice hardware combined with iOS 7 will do the trick. Apple got a little too high on the hog, too comfy and cozy on top of the heap. They let google catch up, and pass them in some key areas, and now they see what they need to do. I hope they stop resting and keep firing away. We the consumer will benefit, regardless of the platform we choose.

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 13:18

41. omarr (banned) (Posts: 149; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)

Mr.President is currently LAUGHING on the way you are talking

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 13:50 2

48. ilia1986 (unregistered)

lol I'm not the one taking it personally.

Not to mention I've been on this site longer than you by far afaik.

Have a good day.

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 13:54

49. darkkjedii (Posts: 23599; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Since you jumped ship from apple, you've become an anti apple obsessed hater dude. The things you say don't even make sense anymore. "We" shall not rest? "We" shall not cease? "We" shall not stop? Dude get real, and take your issues straight to apple HQ, don't just be a loud mouth on PA looking for green thumbs, and lol's. actually get out moms basement, and go be the revolutionary you claim to be on PA. And when apples security beats your a$$ for barging in, and the police arrest you, then you'll know what's its like to be a real protester. Rite now your what they call an armchair quarterback.

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 14:32

53. darkkjedii (Posts: 23599; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

ilia you know u still love apple

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 14:52 2

57. ilia1986 (unregistered)

I love bashing apple. And I will always continue to do so as long as apple exists in its current form, even if this will be the last thing that I will ever do.

If you think I am alone in this, then you're very very wrong.

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 15:29 2

59. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

I think he made a mistake calling you "Sir".
You sure are a freak.

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