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



1. Yubnub

Posts: 100; Member since: May 23, 2013

Just placed an order for the new nexus 7, and I dont even need one!

4. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013



Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

yep and should show Apple that PRICE is a HUGE factor in consumer's decisions. $5-800 for a iPad is a JOKE 3.5 years later. Technology generally doesn't over price the market then STAY there for 3+ years. You bilk the early adopters and then you lower the price as technology gets cheaper. iPad Mini with 1024x768 rez @ $329 is also a flippin joke.


Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Put it this way, I would own a iPad mini if it had a 1920x1080 display and they matched the Nexus on price (even within $50) but they never will and I don't over pay for mediocre and limited. As tabs go, not really a fan of any BUT a mini with above specs and price probably would of warranted a buy by appleDOESNT LOL. But nope, Apple thinks they are just too good to be a consumer company in a consumer space. No they are NOT the BMV of this market, Mac maybe but not iPad/iPhone. If Apple just matched within reason their competition they would of dominated this market for many years to come

50. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

No matter what Apple does to the 9.7" full size iPad I think people now are not willing to pay $500 anymore when you have so many options at $400 and below. Plus the market is heavily saturated with those full size iPad's. Even Apple is still willing to upgrade iPad 2's with the latest iOS so why should someone upgrade when Apple still supports it? The only tablet that will be worth $500 will be one running full blown Windows 8 with faster cpu's and better screens. Android will have the sub $400 market locked up and Windows 8 (not RT) will have the $500 and up in the bag. Apple's only savior is the ipad mini with retina at $329 but you kill the iPad 5 in doing so.

70. ddeath

Posts: 170; Member since: Apr 14, 2012

Yup, don't forget they presses down on the suppliers and gets the cheapest price on the components that they can get from them. The company I worked in was one of them. Why do you think their profit margins are so high? Cheapest cost, highest selling prices.

37. GTR722

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 20, 2012

The sad thing is that Samsung is number 2...with those horrible, 2010 hardware, "tabs 3"


Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

ya, sammy tabs aren't very good so far. BUT I am looking towards the new generation of hybrids, like the Samsung ATIV Q. Once the price comes down to reasonable levels I think these dual boot win8/android, tabs/ultrabook will cannibalize the tab markets.

71. rantao333

Posts: 346; Member since: May 21, 2013

it shows that fanboyism and ads are the way to go

72. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

I think most of the people agree with you in this forum, Samsumg makes good phones, but horrible tablets. I don´t get how they sell so many when there are always better options. May be rantao333 it closer to the thruth than I would like to accept.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

That's right the arrow shows down south where they belong ®©™


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

They're at an all-time iRock Bottom!! Welcome back TROLL from your latest week of iSuspension, may the Google Gods be with you this time! ™®©

3. sarb009

Posts: 322; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Viva android and nexus 7

5. omarr

Posts: 149; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

Still no.1 tablet Sent from my ipad 4


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

what a disgrace and shame to humanity ®

8. omarr

Posts: 149; Member since: Sep 15, 2012


9. omarr

Posts: 149; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

Go and play away with your aweful android tab kid

11. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

You're just a moron! iPad is the no.1 tablet, this is the fact. You have embarrassed yourself with your childish butthurt fanboy comments. Oh well, your name says it all. TROLL.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Why and what is so special about it? O wait it's an Apple product. Looking cool, the latest trend. Limited OS and functions. It's selling cause Apple class it as a designer trend. Says the little kid with 5 accounts on Phone arena thumbing each other up and getting lots of green. What a childish joke®

17. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Blah...blah...blah...fake accounts... Here comes the lame off topic comment from dumba$$ TROLL. When you lose in an argument, you will go off topic by saying he/she have fake accounts. Go bark somewhere else, moron.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 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 ®

22. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Apple's tablet ecosystem is pretty much unrivaled. Google is catching up quickly, but as of right now the iPad is superior overall. That being said, I'd give it maybe a year until Google Play catches up with the iPad in app optimizations, if that, then Google will dominate the entire mobile market.

13. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Oh yea another way to console would be they are still top seller in 7.9inch size. That way there would always be some variable to keep showing them on top ...


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Its the truth Google it Aka name for Apple i$h££p®


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Blimey 5 PhoneArena accounts by ExperiaDroid.... You should be awarded the biggest TROLL of the year ®

19. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Who is ExperiaDroid? There's no such person in here. Oh yeah, your imaginary friend! You should be awarded the dumbest TROLL of the year.

23. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

hush child, you are known for your numerous accounts so have no ground to accuse others stop dirtying up the comment section with the same boring comments......if your going to troll atleast use something new your stale and boring


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 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 ®

36. darkkjedii

Posts: 31101; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

He's PAPINYC's personal fanboy Xperia. What do you expect from him? Remember he's not a techie like you and I, he's an instigator...nothing more. +1 to you, and chaotic

42. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 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.

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