It's an iPad and Galaxy Christmas! Apple and Samsung increase tablet shipment orders for December

It's an iPad and Galaxy Christmas! Apple and Samsung increase tablet shipment orders for December
A few months ago, Tim Cook famously said that this year we would be having an "iPad Christmas", which sounded all well and good until you started looking at some of the recent trends in tablet sales. The iPad is still the most popular single tablet, but overall the Android army is taking over the tablet market, led by Samsung. Now, we're hearing that both companies are looking to increase tablet shipment orders for December.

The report comes from DigiTimes and its (hit-or-miss) sources in the Taiwan supply chain. Word has it that Apple has increased the Q4 2013 iPad shipments orders from about 20 million units up to 23-25 million units; and, Samsung is also increasing its tablet orders for the quarter from over 10 million units to about 12 million units. 

The important info that is missing from the report is how many of those new Apple orders are on the full-size iPad Air, or the iPad mini with Retina Display. We would hope that it is for the mini, because that is the tablet that has been having production issues and shortages on store shelves. It's unlikely that you'll have trouble finding an iPad Air if you want one, but the minis are still hard to find. 

One thing is for sure, it will certainly be a tablet Christmas.

source: DigiTimes

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15 Comments

13. REXTECH

Posts: 15; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

Are samsung tablets also plastic like their phone sisters?

14. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

The problem with you 1% it will never satisfy you.. Just like icrap will never satisfy me but don't go bashing others if your not getting paid at least that way it's worth it... It's not directed to you just general comments answer to your question go n check it your self

15. h3nryvn

Posts: 25; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

for phone i prefer android as iphone has lcd too small... but i aint so agree for tablet. for the pen and application, i agree that samsung galaxy note 10.1 2014 is better than ipad, but as i am gaming user, i more comfy with the ipad. for me, the gaming experience in ipad is much better than galaxy note 3 10.1 as i tried the galaxy note 10.1 2014 before. Furthermore, i am a fans of infinity blade 3 which is sooo good and only have for ios.

12. alaw.14

Posts: 432; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

Just ordered the galaxy note 3 lte white and the note 10.1 2014 edition lte white.Not getting the wifi version because its something with that exynos chip, but its still a beast though.

10. 1113douglas

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 04, 2013

GALAXY NOTE 10.1 BABY! BEST TABLET ON THE MARKET! GREAT JOB SAMSUNG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FINALLY GIVING US A TABLET WORTH BUYING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SHUV IT IN THE APPLE USERS FACE NOW!!!!

3. spectrums

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 14, 2013

where surface? :lol: Galaxy Note 10.1 Kill Ipad :)

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31817; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Why'd you put lol? What's even remotely funny about your post?

8. spectrums

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 14, 2013

Thats Is Funny Because Surface Not Sold :)

2. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Yeah! the samsung note 10.1 2014 edition LTE black is still out of stock. There white color available but Samsung user seem to prefer black myself included.

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 31817; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

No surprise there, they're the only handset and tablet makers that even matter. The rest just fill in the pie.

4. blingblingthing

Posts: 988; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

I disagree. I rather an android or windows flavored tablet to which neither Samsung or Apple would make.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31817; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Okay, so Samsung wouldn't make an android tablet? Ummmmmm...

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 31817; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I still can't make any sense outta your post in the form it's currently in.

9. Immolate

Posts: 310; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

Keep believing. Emperor... clothes...

11. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Not really, tablet wise you still have amazing stuff from Google amazon and Asus as well. Handset wise everyone has now kicked up their game. Your statement might have been valid in 2012 but this year and next year are a whole different game. As for the Apple side, tablets have been great, but handsets they're doing well in their own circle but aren't really expanding (other than japan) . Likely due to a lack of diversity though since one size fits all doesn't actually fit all. Waiting on next year for their Renaissance I guess.

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