Tablet shipments estimated to have risen 29.8% year-over-year in fourth quarter
0. phoneArena 24 Jan 2014, 03:10 posted on
Global shipments of tablets are estimated to have reached 78.45 million units in the fourth quarter, according to a published report. That works out to a 29.8% rise from the 2012 period, and a sequential gain of 25% The Apple iPad accounted for 29.7% of the slates shipped, or 23.3 million units. Brand models from manufacturers other than Apple made up 36.6% of the tablets, and white-box vendors accounted for 33.8%...
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1. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
How can there be 44.9% share of iOS powered tablets when Apple's share in the pie is only 29.7%? Somebody please enlighten me.
2. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4170; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
44.9% of tablets shipped in Q4 were iOS tablets, but iOS had 29.7% of the tablet market in Q4. Global shipments are different from global market shares. Global shipments are just how many were produced and sent to retailers around the world, market share is based on how many of those tablets shipped were actually sold.
Out of the estimated 78.45 million tablets that were shipped, 44.9% of them were iPads, but only 29.7% of the 78.45 million were iPads that had actually been sold. Or, that's what I think it is. I could be wrong.