Q1 2013: OK quarter for iPad, bad quarter for everyone else
posted by Ray S. / Feb 08, 2013, 4:22 AM
Quarter-on-quarter, overall tablet sales are expected to experience a 21.8% drop, from 43.1 million to 33.8 million units. The news isn't really bad considering that these numbers still represent a 75.8% increase compared to Q1 of 2012. Interestingly, even though there will be a drop in the global demand for tablets in Q1 2013 (compared to the previous quarter), Apple's iPad series of tablet computers is still expected to enjoy a 5% sequential increase. This means that non-iPad tablets will see the biggest drops in demand - up to almost 100%, from 22.1 million units to 11.8 million units.
Check out the chart below for more detailed information regarding tablet sales.
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Its really difficult to beat iPad in terms of quality and usefulness. Just like SGSIII in smartphone, iPad is the king of tabs.
posted on Feb 08, 2013, 4:37 AM 6
I hope SAMSUNG doesnt screw this one up by pricing the NOTE 8 tablet too high....
posted on Feb 08, 2013, 6:17 AM 7
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Ipad rules? Ipad is king? LOL! Did you look at the graph or you only read the article's title? Who made the forecast? Look at the graph: from when the nexus tablets came out, there are three facts: 1) non-ipdad shipments have jumped from 5 million in Q2 to 11.5 in Q3 and then 22 in Q4, that's an exponential rise 2) instead, the ipad curve is not so good, in particular there has been no increment between Q3 and Q4 2) in Q4 there have been more non-ipad shipments than ipad shipments So how could anyone do that prediction? I say: we'll see.
posted on Feb 08, 2013, 8:37 AM 4
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You can tell which articles are written by Ray just by looking at the title. Not even halfway through the quarter and he's already got an article claiming Q1 will be bad for every tablet but the iPad. I think the Digitimes report may even prove to be accurate, but Ray is still an Apple fanboy cheerleader. Can anyone not imagine him smiling perversely as he hit 'enter' to post this?
posted on Feb 08, 2013, 9:34 AM 2
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there is not a tablet market .. there is an ipad market... welcome all challengers
posted on Feb 08, 2013, 9:57 AM 1
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why is that important to both of you that APPLE owns the tablet market - you both act like you get something out of it. I have the orginal ipad and the new one does look nice, but for my money the Nexus 7 is the king - when comparing cost and quality for what you pay for. The ipad has better screen quality, that is about it. Glad you like overpaying for products. APPLE has you both suckered in, and I am jealous...lol, jealous, that I did not create a company that overprices its products.
posted on Feb 11, 2013, 9:08 AM 0
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