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Apple iPad starting to lose market share in Q2 2012

0. phoneArena posted on 02 Aug 2012, 07:51

The Apple iPad basically founded the modern tablet market when it launched back in 2012, and now three years later it’s still the dominant product with no rival to directly compete with it…

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posted on 02 Aug 2012, 09:41 2

28. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)

The thing I've noticed selling handsets is that if you show a person the wealth of options with android handsets like customisable homescreens,live wallpapers,widgets,custom clocks,folders,shortcuts etc followed by the app drawer and the options available even within that,Then show them an iphones setup and the reaction is usually "but that's only the square grid system like the android app drawer,what can i change with It?" the answer being pretty much nothing. Iphone is kept simple for people who can't handle it being much more than it is. Also the customisable options are kept to a minimum as like an article here said,apple doesn't listen to what options customers want,they just tell them here it is use it,this is what you should want.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 10:09 2

30. darkkjedii (Posts: 24943; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

And who cares?

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 21:10

44. roscuthiii (Posts: 2241; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)

You responded, so... You do?

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 08:21

9. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

In fairness, this wasn't a large survey. Fewer than 5000. So while it is believable that apple is losing market share (especially with the Nexus7, Kindle Fire, Nook tablet, Asus Transformer and Acer's offerings) this isn't a super-accurate survey. I expect apple's share will diminish more with Windows8 and RT, unless a mini pad comes out

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 08:25 2

13. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)

It did not. It is still at 68 percent, that's official statistics and statements. So yeah, that survey was BS.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 09:09 1

22. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)

So, how many individuals do you feel are required for accuracy? 10,000, 100,000, 1,000,000? The difference will be very minimal.

There is a formula that equates answers to percentages. The percentages are then taken and applied to average of population thinking.

Now we can argue that many maybe waiting for the new iPhone5. But, I have also been hearing from the young generation that helped launch the Apple movement, that they are getting board with the whole Apple paradigm. This generation can easily swing the opposite direction and add fire to Android's market.

John B.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 11:28

35. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

I'm not questioning the accuracy of the percentages, just that, for me, a survey needs significant diversity and sufficient qualified participants to present an accurate portrayal of the results in question.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 08:21 1

10. amiaq (Posts: 509; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)

iPad mini is already exist, iPad micro aka iPod. With iOS what is the different ipod and ipad mini apart form the size?? iOS still boringly featureless.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 08:30

17. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

There are markets for everything. iPod and iPad are in 2 different markets. iPod is an MP3/media device, and the iPad is a tablet. And within the tablet market, there are different preferences. Some people won't get the iPad because they like 7-inch tablets better, for some reason or another. So, the rumored iPad mini might give them more market share.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 08:26 1

14. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

I doubt Android tablets would take away more than about 3% of market share from the iPad. The Nexus 7 will be popular, because it's cheap but still delivers impressive hardware, but Windows 8 tablets are coming. Microsoft and Apple will fight over tablet share like they have with desktops, and Apple and Google will fight for smartphone share like they've been doing.

I love Android, but their tablets just aren't too popular, though the Nexus 7 will increase that popularity by some, it won't be enough to make a very noticable dent in the iPad's share like Windows 8 will.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 08:28 3

15. kunyuk (Posts: 56; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)

Ios is for kids, Android for adult humans

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 08:39 6

18. remtothemax (Posts: 260; Member since: 02 May 2012)

that is a ridiculous generalization
it would be far more accurate to say that android is for power users or computer programers and all that
i hate to gender stereotype, but it is what i have observed, most adult women i know love the simplicity of ios
they don't really care about widgets or roms or any of that
my uncles (lawyers and businessmen)
also seem to be enjoyiing the simplicity of ios
i have friends on android as well, most of whom use it for about the same functionality as ios, except with widgets

android is a superb operating system, but if you are basing these innacurate dichotomies on the openness or extreme customization of android as a measure of "adultness" vs. "childishness"
it is untrue
it would spawn a whole host of ridiculous categorizations such as dslrs are for adults while anything else is for children
or the super accurate gps systems used by specialists are for adults while everything else is for children
shall we continue this game, or shall you all stop trolling this tired cliche?

if you have something of value to say, please say it
but unfounded claims of childishness or sophistication are meaningless
i'd hate to have to start digging up what philosophers and scientists have said about the virtues and desirablity of simplicity

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 08:29 6

16. wendygarett (unregistered)

wanna high end? Pick surface! Wanna cheap? Pick nexus7! NO MORE IPAD!

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 11:44 1

36. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

Android is competing on price in the tablet market just like they did with smartphones. They didn't gain any traction until their tablets dropped sub $200.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 12:32 4

38. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


posted on 02 Aug 2012, 12:39 3

39. Seannyc (Posts: 59; Member since: 21 Jul 2012)

Not a fan boy or anything but Ipad is in its own category, to me it makes ipad special.
All the other tablets are call tablets,but ipad is ipad. Andriods can have the most amazing spec ever,but truth is 90% of the ppl out there won't even understand what the hell does those specs mean.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 16:58 1

42. ahomad (Posts: 175; Member since: 15 May 2012)

nexus 7... coming soon, expected next quarter

posted on 03 Aug 2012, 01:59

48. AeroPrime (Posts: 175; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)

Oh thank God...i never like the iPad

posted on 04 Aug 2012, 17:34

49. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)

"launched back in 2012, and now three years later "
2009 anyone?

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