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The Apple iPad is no longer dominating the tablet market

The Apple iPad is no longer dominating the tablet market
Apple's days of domination of the tablet market have come to an end based on the latest data. During its fiscal third quarter, Apple shipped a fewer than expected 14.6 million tablets which was down from the prior year's figure of 17 million. Meanwhile, shipments of Android flavored slates rose from 10.7 million in 2012 to 28.2 million during the second calendar quarter (equivalent to Apple's Q3). The 163% gain in Android tablet shipments has allowed tablets powered by Google's open source OS to take a 62.6% share of the global tablet market last quarter versus the 32.5% held by Apple. Amazingly, just one year before, Apple had 60.3% of the tablet market while Android owned 38%

The data, which comes from IDC, notes how Samsung shipped 8.1 million tablets in the April-June period. While that was lower than the 8.6 million shipped during the first quarter, it blew away the 2.1 million tablets that the Korean OEM transported in last year's second quarter. Lenovo and Acer each made the top five. Lenovo shipped 1.5 million tablets during the quarter, surpassing the million mark for the first time ever. With a 313.9% increase in shipments year-over-year, Lenovo now has a 3.3% market share. Acer's 1.4 million in tablet shipments was a 247.9% increase year-over-year, and 35% increase sequentially, leaving it with a 3.1% share.

According to IDC's research director Tom Mainelli, new tablets from Apple and Amazon are expected to energize the market by the fourth quarter.

"A new iPad launch always piques consumer interest in the tablet category and traditionally that has helped both Apple and its competitors. With no new iPads, the market slowed for many vendors, and that’s likely to continue into the third quarter. However, by the fourth quarter we expect new products from Apple, Amazon, and others to drive impressive growth in the market."-Tom Mainelli, Research Director, Tablets,IDC. “


source: IDC via BGR

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posted on 05 Aug 2013, 14:55 16

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


I am going to say it again
I LOVE MY IPAD 4 THE NO.1 TABLET

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 15:31 10

20. good2great (Posts: 1035; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


i'm still holding strong to the iPad2... waiting for a MUCH DUE upgrade.

COME ON APPLE RELEASE THE NEW IPAD ALREADY!!!

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 19:48 2

53. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1433; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


The Nokia tablet and phablet, will take over the market

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 21:24 9

61. sniper1087 (Posts: 308; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)


not if is running RT

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 14:08

75. Mirosti (Posts: 9; Member since: 08 May 2013)


But if it has (i'm pretty sure it will have) Windows 8 or Windows 9, it will sell!

posted on 10 Aug 2013, 08:41

84. Supaheight (Posts: 66; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


again windows still needs improvements to catch up with android that is soon going to release android 5 which is getting furter

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 15:46 16

23. AnTuTu (Posts: 598; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Great news.

Android and Windows tablets FTW.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 18:38 2

44. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 2846; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


The Windows tablets that Microsoft took a huge write off for?

Android tablets are cheaper and sometimes are built as well as an iPad is.

I guarantee you if apple released a low cost iPad, they would kill the entire tablet market.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 18:39 2

45. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 2846; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


sometimes aren't*

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 22:39 4

62. whysoserious (Posts: 313; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


iPad mini is their low-cost iPad.

I guarantee you if apple release a low cost iPad, you can expect a much lousier specs.

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 00:18

65. rusticguy (Posts: 2810; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


He/She rarely comes back to answer.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 18:47 2

46. zhiae (Posts: 142; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)


if ur android fan boy or wn8 fanboy it is okay son
Samsung already have them in one tablet full pc

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 05:52 1

71. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


please, no Windows tablets with NSA back doors

goo(dot)gl/abX1va

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 17:25 8

37. daddysbeenabadgirl (Posts: 157; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


Good for you fanboy. Enjoy your overpriced iFad with it's dated OS as the world passes you buy with cheaper more functional tablets.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 18:53 1

47. Peter98 (Posts: 119; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)


I got to say, iPhone may somehow really losing to other smartphone, but iPad is still the KING of talet for me.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 20:55

58. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1223; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


agree....i love my ipad ,but when it comes to smartphones , its always going to be a android

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 05:54

72. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


are you sure? its just an iConboard while Android has even a multi-user environment and permission manager (Nexus)....you should really swap it

iOS is like BIOS in compare to Android

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 15:38

76. ganeshs1996 (Posts: 2; Member since: 01 Aug 2013)


Yeah the iPad 4 is the number 1 tablet. From iOS that is. The Nexus 10 wipes it to the ground in terms of specs, pricing and OS.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 09:53

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


specs arent everything , learn from moto x

posted on 10 Aug 2013, 08:44

85. Supaheight (Posts: 66; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


well the judges have spoken i agree with you on tablet hand ipads are the best mainly in reliability but Now they lost that

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 15:00 33

2. Kreft (Posts: 81; Member since: 27 Dec 2012)


Good. The quicker apple dies the better. Vile company.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 15:46 14

24. AnTuTu (Posts: 598; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Agreed

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 16:19 2

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


so much hate on apple I see

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 18:08 8

39. tedkord (Posts: 3908; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Not on Apple per se, but on its legal douchebaggery.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 18:13 3

41. bucky (Posts: 1222; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


The legal is mostly true. The Samsung crap is deserved.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 18:54 9

49. ncarlosmiguel (Posts: 204; Member since: 14 May 2013)


Yeah apple invented the rectangle with rounded corner shape. Do you even know how stupid you sound?

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 20:08 1

55. ardent1 (Posts: 1983; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


Yes, Apple did invented the rectangle with rounded corner shape to be used as an Icon. It dates back to the MacIntosh computer from 1984. That was when Apple made GUI available for consumers on a mass-market basis.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 20:47 2

57. appleDOESNT.com (Posts: 389; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


Well i invented the rectangle with the square corner shape and you don't see me suing everyone do you? DO YOU!?!?!?!?!?

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 20:00 1

79. ncarlosmiguel (Posts: 204; Member since: 14 May 2013)


Wow now you're saying they copied Apple's soft GUI icons and used it to shape physical Samsung smartphones? Seems legit.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 15:00 15

3. dorianb (Posts: 333; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Makes you wonder what Android could do if it had more OPTIMIZED for tablet apps.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 15:01

4. jdoee100 (Posts: 269; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Where is Sony, HP and Dell??

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 15:06 3

5. Commentator (Posts: 2180; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


0% < {Sony} < 3.1%
0% < {HP} < 3.1%
0% < {Dell} < 3.1%

(Presumably, at least.)

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 15:09 1

9. ocilfa (Posts: 299; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


Well...Sony's prior tablet ventures were pretty lackluster. HP discontinued its touchpad which only sold under a fire sale. And anything Dell and android related has bombed. So, I would be surprised to see them.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 15:07 1

6. theoak (Posts: 318; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


We are all waiting for the 2013 iPad.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 19:04 8

51. DaHarder (Posts: 132; Member since: 10 Oct 2009)


Post For Yourself... Because after using iOS 7 on both my iPad Mini and iPad 4 for the past few weeks, I've concluded that it's little more than a heavy make-up job on the same old, tired, static grid of icons Apple's been passing off as a real UI for some 6+ years now, only with a few more ideas ripped off from Android (Live-ish Wallpaper - Really?) thrown in to make it seem modern (which it's certainly is not).

So You Can Keep Your 2013 Edition Supersized iPod Touch and its dumbed-down excuse for and OS... Those of us who truly appreciate forward thinking technology will be looking elsewhere.

Additionally: All this talk of 'more tablet optimized apps' is longer relevant given that the the only reason iOS 'tablet apps' have to be 'optimized' is because iPads use that archaic circa 1999 4x3 aspect ratio so apps coded for their other devices (2x3/3.5 inch screens or 16x10/4 inch screens) don't fit correctly without 'optimization'... Android apps don't suffer from such issues.

Yes... There was a time when Apple actually provided a 'better user experience' but those days have long passed as both Android and Microsoft now offer exponentially more function and value, in numerous forms, than anything Apple makes.

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 15:42 1

77. ganeshs1996 (Posts: 2; Member since: 01 Aug 2013)


Love it when an ex-Apple fan kicks down an Apple fanboy!

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 15:07 1

7. quakan (Posts: 1079; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


Apple's in 1st with 32.4% and Samsung is in 2nd place with 18%....looks like Apple is still dominating to me.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 15:12 7

10. marbovo (Posts: 477; Member since: 16 May 2013)


For me too, PA should change Apple for iOS though

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 15:22

14. quakan (Posts: 1079; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


The iOS v. Android market share doesn't accurately represent the market anyways. They should always do it by manufacturer since Android phone makers don't share the same sales, revenue, or profits. Anyone can make an Android device only Apple can make iOS devices.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 15:25 7

15. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1618; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


diversity is always good....

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 15:57 1

29. Kreft (Posts: 81; Member since: 27 Dec 2012)


Not always. But in this case, yes.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 17:23 1

36. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 598; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Not only that, but Amazon gets lumped in with Android, even though Amazon doesn't see it as such. It's skinned Android, but it has its own marketplace, and features none of Google's services. Same for all the "white box" cheap OEM tablets that use nothing of Google's.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 18:25 1

43. joey_sfb (Posts: 1973; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


The bottomline is they still run the same base line codes and their developer are now open source trained,

They could develop apps for all android markets helping the market share while meeting their own needs.

Slowly Android will be the only unifying tools for the people computing needs 10 years from now. Greater potential than MS Visual Studio due to the trust in open source.

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 16:30

83. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


When I can go to the Amazon app store on my stock Android devices and download apps that work perfectly fine, why shouldn't it get counted?

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 03:50

70. willard12 (Posts: 545; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


In 6 months, after Samsung passes apple, you will say they should do it by individual tablet model. In a year, you'll say they should do by profit per tablet. Same arguments made after the iPhone got lapped. Either way, whatever metric you want to use, its just a matter of time before the iPad drops to 14% the iPhone.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 19:56 3

54. iushnt (Posts: 461; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


growth figure are as follow:
apple -14%
samsung 277%

there's a difference in growth

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 00:05

63. quakan (Posts: 1079; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


Refer to the market share again.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 15:07 1

8. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 932; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)


Just like the iPhone, we knew this was coming. Although the iPad revolutionalized the tablet market, you have to adapt to the market's demands to remain relevant and having a retina display isnt enough. Ideas like reasonable pricing, a stylus, multi-windows displays and more personalization are important to consumers. Apple can get back into the game, but its up to them to do so

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 15:15 4

11. vaibhavaggarwal (Posts: 44; Member since: 05 Jul 2013)


ipad 5 and ipad mini retina could change everything......just saying......

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 15:25 12

16. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1618; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


how same old design, same old specs, same old experience...

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 00:06

64. quakan (Posts: 1079; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


Same high sales, same high revenue, same high profit...

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 02:57 2

68. kanagadeepan (Posts: 590; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


same big hole in customer's wallet...

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 09:25

74. quakan (Posts: 1079; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


Burning the same hole as other flagships so that argument is irrelevant.

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 03:04

69. vaibhavaggarwal (Posts: 44; Member since: 05 Jul 2013)


same old exclusive & optimized apps, same old premium & sturdy build quality, same old top-of-the-line GPU, same old 10 hour battery life, same old magnificent display, same old instant software updates.....

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 15:16 1

12. good2great (Posts: 1035; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


My guess,
If you already have an iPad 2...

iPad 3/4 were not worth getting and the iPad mini doesn't have retina.

a lot of people are waiting for a better improved iPad this year.

Congrats to android though! i knew this day would come...

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 15:57 1

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


iPad 3 isnt worth it ?????????????????????????????????

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 07:18

73. good2great (Posts: 1035; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


no it wasn't worth it... they released it in the spring/summer and then released the ipad 4/mini in the fall...

made me feel like the product was rushed... there's no significant difference from the 3/4 except for the charger port. and the mini is just a small ipad 2.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 09:56

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


you mad bro ?
4G LTE
Retina Display
Quad Core GPU
Siri
5MP + 1080P HD
Dual Band Wi-Fi
you mad bro ?

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 15:21 7

13. T00muchF00D (Posts: 94; Member since: 27 Nov 2011)


I love my Surface tablet. best tablet ever!

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 15:26 9

17. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1618; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


aslong as its the pro not the rt.....

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