Apple iPad market share at all time low

Apple iPad market share at all time low
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.

Still, add up the percentage of the market owned by the Amazon Kindle Fire, the Samsung Galaxy Tab slates and the Google Nexus 7, and they still can't overtake the iPad's share. But as Bob Zimmerman (you might know him as Bob Dylan) once sang,"The times they are a' changing." We recently told you that insiders in the upstream supply chain are looking for Apple iPad shipments to drop to as low as 10 million for Apple's fiscal fourth quarter. Not only did Apple just ship 14.6 million slates in its latest quarter, that number was well behind what analysts were looking for. A further drop to 10 million units would be a major slap in Apple's face.

The Apple iPad currently owns an all time low of 35.5% of the global tablet market according to figures from TrendForce. While Samsung's share was ahead on a sequential basis from the 20.2% it owned in the first quarter, the actual number of tablets it shipped actually declined, proving that overall the global tablet market ran into tough times in the April through June period.

One factor that might help Apple ring up some more tablet sales, would be the introduction and launch of the fifth-generation Apple iPad and the next iPad mini. Apple is said to be trying to decide whether or not to put a Retina display on the next iteration of its 7.9 inch tablet, fearing that doing so might take sales away from its full-sized slab. Meanwhile, the new Google Nexus 7 was available yesterday at a few retail locations, days before the July 30th launch date. Office supply chain Staples sold out of its supplies of both 16GB and 32GB models. At Amazon, the 32GB model is now on backorder and will arrive in 3 to 4 weeks. The strong start for the new Nexus 7 adds to the pressures now facing Apple in the tablet market.

source: BGR



78. androidfanboy

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 24, 2013

Bunch of apple fanboys holding onto outdated tech

76. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Time for Apple to stop selling overpriced products or they can move on.

55. IamDocNazir

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 27, 2013

Android will be soon ENDroid....or at least SAMSUNG will miserably fell

56. darkkjedii

Posts: 31809; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Why do you say that, and do you really want that to happen?

75. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Go visit a doc first, you are drunk.

25. iGeek

Posts: 171; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Well it's not about android and its products ! Yeh they are exerting a pressure still they are not the reason behind this ! Its Apple's own fault ! The iPad 4 was the worst move Apple made! If we still have the old way of launching products , the iPad 4 which must have been the upcoming Apple iPad 5 must be in the market by now! As an iPad user .. I don't find the iPad Mini attractive thanks to the lack of retina display! The new nexus 7 is an ace and this is coming from an apple fanatic ! The ordinary iPad can't be beaten and with the introduction of the iPad 5 ! Apple will raise the bar in this category! Apple is facing a huge problem if they introduced a retina iPad mini with updated specs this will eat the ordinary sales and if they didn't the iPad Mini would loose to the new Nexus 7! I believe in this company and I'm pretty much sure they will know what to do :)

33. stealthd unregistered

You know, it is possible to end a sentence without an exclamation point!

51. darkkjedii

Posts: 31809; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

A few too many

52. iGeek

Posts: 171; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

You know, I'm an English Literature student. Moreover, I would like to inform you that you are a waste of oxygen, cause you don't have anything to talk about and you are just here to show your stupidity. So, get a life :D

77. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

English Lit major? You still have ways to go with your grammar.

21. androidfanboy

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 24, 2013

Apple has peaked

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!

24. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 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

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!

28. iGeek

Posts: 171; Member since: Mar 15, 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

40. darkkjedii

Posts: 31809; Member since: Feb 05, 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.

63. tedkord

Posts: 17532; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Apple did what they have done since they came about - innovate once, then expect the rest of the market to just move aside and let them have the space, and when that doesn't happen, sue the hell out of everyone. That sense of entitlement didn't work with the PC, it didn't work with smartphones and it won't work with tablets. You will always wind up a niche player when you just stop innovating and let the competition get the jump on you. Just because you took an existing idea and made it successful doesn't entitle you to that entire market space, and it isn't a foul for someone else to improve your idea the way you did initially. Apple's arrogance has always been its achilles heel. They're their own worst enemy.

66. darkkjedii

Posts: 31809; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I can dig that +1

29. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 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' 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

31. ilia1986 unregistered

Do unto others as they do unto you.

32. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 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 enjoy

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.

59. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

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

62. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

Hurts coming from someone whos opinion and comments mean bland and generic im starting to wonder why you always follow and never stand on your own Seems this '' freak " just summarised you easily, you keep been irrelevant


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Mind your own business if illia1986 is a fanboy. Your a Nokiawp8 Symbian fanboy. OK for you but not for others. Pathetic. Why can't you ignore and relate to his comment providing facts and not your crap calling going off topic. You don't provide jack when users post all you do is kick off Taco The mix Nintysix Gallitoking Remixfa Sniggly Cmpunk Biophone Superabdroidevo And so many others they didn't give a toss if you was a fanboy what they really cared was to have a solid factual discuss not your bs bullying Why the hell pa doesn't send you away you crazy person Don't post you are in no state of normality. Seek help calm down be cool . we understand your anger cause Nokia is classed as near junk. So your patience is sky rocketing ®

74. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

You really need to stop copy and pasting these boring comments made of complete bs..but nice list of fanboys except you forgot to put yourself and all your dupe accounts on the list. Your boring your trying your hardest to troll and get a real reaction but you fail miserably......get some new material or dont bother Ohh and a problem with your flimsy theory on me been a symbian wp8 currently using an android phone so hush now attention seeker

38. darkkjedii

Posts: 31809; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

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?

41. omarr

Posts: 149; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

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

49. darkkjedii

Posts: 31809; Member since: Feb 05, 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.

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