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Apple iPad market share at all time low

0. phoneArena posted on 27 Jul 2013, 09:44

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...

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posted on 27 Jul 2013, 13:23 1

44. darkkjedii (Posts: 24463; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

10,000% agreed

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 10:44 2

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

There's nothing to brag about here, they are not only going downward in sales, but trending downwards. This is like saying the fire is beautiful while you stand and watch your house burn down.

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 12:32 1

35. darkkjedii (Posts: 24463; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

I agree omarr. With all the new tablets that have launches, how could apple be expected to control the market like they did in 2010 when the OG iPad came out. Apples iPad is still the single best selling tablet, the others combine to make up the rest of the market share. Sent from my iPhone 5 lol

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 15:26

58. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

When that title is lost there will be new one created ... best selling 7.9 inch non retina tablet etc etc ... "self consolation is best consolation".

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 15:52

60. darkkjedii (Posts: 24463; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

When that title is lost, t'll mean tech continues to evolve. Eventually all this current tech will be obsolete bro, evolution spawns innovation, just as necessity is the mother of invention. I love that google is pushing apple so hard, it forces apple to push back. The others push too, and we the consumer win. RIP to the fanboy mentality.

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 12:48

39. jfuente11 (Posts: 38; Member since: 06 Nov 2012)

Your opinion is just as good as those of Android lovers.

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 14:36

54. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)

I'm pretty sure iPad mini outsold iPad 4. Technically that makes the mini no. 1 this year when it comes to Apple products. Blame that on Tim Cook. Steve Jobs knew that this would happen and that's why he ignored the smaller format. Tim is now holding a double edge sword when it comes to the fate of the iPad mini 2 and iPad 5; put a retina display in the mini and kill iPad 5 or keep the display the same in the mini and let the Nexus 7 2013 kill it. Doesn't look good either way.

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 10:17 6

7. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 2009)

Well yeah, saw this one coming too. The iPad is a fantastic device, but is getting as long in the tooth as the iPhone. Apple needs more bells and whistles to play with, the screen can only amaze you for so long before you get bored with it.

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 13:26 2

46. darkkjedii (Posts: 24463; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Agreeable post WM. As usual you critique with knowledge, instead of criticizing with stupidity. +1 yo.

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 17:56 2

64. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 2009)

No fanboyism allowed, right? Anyone who can't recognize Apple's contributions with the iPhone and iPad is either blind or a fanboy, but anyone who doesn't think Apple can't improve has to be one too. Just like you, I use them both daily and hoping to add WP in the mix too. So like you, my critiques are from experience and knowlede of the product. Most people just want to bash each others OS just for the hell of it. But I see you giving it to both sides, keeping us all honest. So back at you...+1

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 20:39

65. darkkjedii (Posts: 24463; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Thanx bro

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 10:26 3

10. StreetNerd (Posts: 836; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)

waiting for a haswell surface pro

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 10:41 3

15. roscuthiii (Posts: 2233; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)

Being the guy behind Apple's vaunted supply chain, I thought Tim Cook taking the helm at Apple was going to usher the company to heights higher than even Steve Jobs was able to achieve.

I think I may have to humbly take that back. I'm not sure what the hell they are doing over there in Cupertino. The iPhone is their bread & butter money maker and they are about to kill their profit margins on that device with a lite version. It should do well in the States, but around the world I just have to think that with phones like the Lumia 520 and Nokia's reputation that Nokia is going to be eating Apple's lunch, and taking their allowance to boot.
The iPhone still sells well against it's competitors. They didn't need to fix what wasn't broken.

It's the iPad that needed the Lite version, not a "Mini" which still has a higher price tag in it's product class. Tablet competition is starting to overwhelm the iPad. Even the Mini is eating into their own profit margins. I think Apple needs to do one or two things:
1. Mini needs an HD display. (I refuse to call it 'Retina Display', that's just marketing mumbo jumbo.) It's already priced well above it's competitors; it needs a reason why. Same price, add HD display, or lower the price.
2. It's iPad that could use a Lite version, not the iPhone. And I don't mean a Mini. The full sized iPad could be such an amazing tool in so many fields of education, business, service industries, etc. but the price tag is too cost prohibitive for many companies/employers. Most iPads I see in my place of work are more status symbol than actual business tool.

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 10:58 1

26. roscuthiii (Posts: 2233; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)

It may be true what they say about Apple and Steve Jobs... Love or hate the guy, historically speaking Apple doesn't seem to do too well without him.

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 10:47 5

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!

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 10:56 3

24. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 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

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 11:03 5

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!

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 11:10 2

28. iGeek (Posts: 171; Member since: 15 Mar 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

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 13:17 1

40. darkkjedii (Posts: 24463; Member since: 05 Feb 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.

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 16:20 5

63. tedkord (Posts: 13882; Member since: 17 Jun 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.

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 20:41

66. darkkjedii (Posts: 24463; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

I can dig that +1

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 11:11 3

29. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 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'..........you 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

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 12:03 1

31. ilia1986 (unregistered)

Do unto others as they do unto you.

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 12:10 1

32. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 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


posted on 27 Jul 2013, 13:50 2

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.

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 15:29 2

59. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

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

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 16:06

62. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)

Hurts coming from someone whos opinion and comments mean nothing...so 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

posted on 28 Jul 2013, 07:52

73. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 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
The mix
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

posted on 28 Jul 2013, 09:24

74. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 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 fanboy.....im currently using an android phone so hush now attention seeker

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 12:47 1

38. darkkjedii (Posts: 24463; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

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

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