Apple iPad Q3 shipments stay level, but market share gives way to Samsung
posted by Michael H. / Oct 30, 2013, 9:27 PM
Overall, the worldwide tablet shipments grew to 47.6 million units in Q3 of 2013, which is a 36.7% increase from Q3 of 2012. Apple's iPad is still the leader at 14.1 million units shipped and 29.6% market share, but that marks a big drop year-on-year. In Q3 2012, Apple had virtually the same shipments at 14 million, but that was good enough for 40.2% market share.
The big difference this year is the growth of Android tablets. Samsung more than doubled its tablet shipments from 4.3 million in Q3 last year to 9.7 million in Q3 this year, which was good enough to capture 20.4% of shipments in the quarter. But, that wasn't even the biggest manufacturer growth year-on-year. Lenovo made a huge jump from just 400,000 shipments in Q3 2012 to 2.3 million this past quarter; and Acer jumped from 300,000 to 1.2 million shipments year-on-year.
Apple's share keeps dropping and Android continues to gain steam in the tablet market. We'll have to see, but this may be the last year that Tim Cook will be able to call an "iPad Christmas".
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Wow, 420% LOL, someone must be getting a promotion for that. Still, good to see some competition in the tablet space, and even Apple has finally stepped up their game a bit.
posted on Oct 30, 2013, 9:34 PM 0
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As much as the reduced weight of the 9.7 inch iPad and the higher-resolution of the iPad Mini are appreciated, they in no, way, shape or form add any new or more useful functions/features to either device, and Apple's insistance that they charge an exorbitant US 100.00 just to go from 16gb to 32gb (or even 32gb to 64gb) of storage, or US 129.00 just to add hardware GPS (mind you, with LTE), is quickly being recognized by consumers as the price-gouging nonsense that it most certainly is... It's almost like the 1990's all over again. Apple has rested on its past accomplishments for quite some time now, while the competition is quickly moving forward with truly useful additions like multiple users support, built-in digitizers allowing for the use of precious styli, fully-integrated keyboard/extended battery options, true on-screen multi-tasking and the like... as Apple is left to just watch its market share erode to a mere fraction of what it was only a year ago. Regardless... Good to read that people are embracing all manner of tablets as it'll only drive further development of both hardware and software.
posted on Oct 30, 2013, 10:11 PM 1
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Tbh I'd like to see Asus take over the tablet space. In my opinion they're the only ones that continually push the limit on specs while innovating new and useful features, not just borrowing features already on phones (that means you gnote). Plus the bang per buck on Asus tabs simply can't be beat. Wait, I'd like to see moto shake up the tablet space a little too. Yeah. Asus for budget and specialty tabs and moto for premium slates is a winning android duo IMO.
posted on Oct 30, 2013, 9:42 PM 0
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oh god why? I love my GNote, GNote 2 & 3, but Samsung tablets are truely @rap
posted on Oct 30, 2013, 9:45 PM 2
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I have a eyes set on Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 LTE edition. I will replace my existing Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7. Both can make telco phone calls so its my second phone when nicely paired with bluetooth headset. I do have a habit of buying bluetooth gadget.
posted on Oct 30, 2013, 10:02 PM 2
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Ones Apple is pushed out from the big stage and zombies run away at different directions, everything will normalize in the tech World. We just have to make sure that Samsung not take the Apples place.(not very possible, though- because is not US company, and can never own the media, as Apple did so far)
posted on Oct 30, 2013, 9:52 PM 3
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What do you think Tizen is for buddy? So Samsung can own the ecosystem and the hardware. And theyre going to shove it down your throat as soon as Samsung thinks that their customer base is strong enough.
posted on Oct 30, 2013, 10:33 PM 0
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Understand that people are buying android tablet because they are cheap, not because they are better. They are good gifts at a cheap price. It's like a permanent fire sale. Remember the touchpad was selling like hotcakes a few years ago. Most android manufacturers took that model and ran with it. I even bought one of the touchpads. On another note, I wonder if samsung is counting galaxy notes as tablets.. Hmmmm
posted on Oct 30, 2013, 10:59 PM 0
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if you're Observant you would've noticed that Samsung announced that 9M galaxy note3 sold in first month. So, they they include that, they should move pass Apple.
posted on Oct 30, 2013, 11:11 PM 0
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Dude, stop lying. Samsung shipped 5 million Note 3 in the first monthhttp://www.zdnet.com/samsung-ships-5-million-galaxy-note-3s-in-first-month-7000022615/ Apple sold 9 million iPhone 5S and 5C in first 3 days.
posted on Oct 31, 2013, 12:30 AM 0
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Cheap stuff sells and Samsung understands this. At Costco, the Samsung tablets were / are being discounted as much as $50 off. Even at these lower prices, the tablets are not moving out of the stores. The problem with Samsung tablets is that they won't hold their value and it ends up costing a lot in depreciation expense. It's just money down the drain.
posted on Oct 31, 2013, 12:34 AM 0
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Android is inexpensive because the economy of scale allows it to be. It retrofits and conforms to most everyone's lifestyles and it also provides less expensive accessories due to adaptation. No matter how rich or poor, the common goal is to get these people from point A to point B seemlessly in sharing a common platform. It also allows one to upgrade more frequently to the lastest technology at a less expensive cost. Samsung has successfully nailed the ingredient to take advantage of this. So, this in no way, should ever reflect it as being "cheap" in the sense that you try to label it as. Please ascend to a different mindset rather than trying to insult something that most of the world chooses to conduct everyday business. John B.
posted on Nov 01, 2013, 8:10 PM 0
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Like all android tablets are cheap, talk about prejudiced. Have you even considered people buying Android tablets, because their smartphone is too? So they can enjoy the same ecosystem/apps they have on their smartphone.
posted on Oct 31, 2013, 5:50 AM 1
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