Apple's iPad may be on its last leg as the global tablet market leader.
May sound hard to believe, but Apple is losing ground every day to the collective arsenal of Android-powered tablets that are flooding the market. As a result Android is poised to upset iOS as the globe's top tablet player before 2013 comes to a close.
In conjunction with the latest industry estimates from the IDC, Sameer Singh, an analyst with Finvista Advisors, reported Tuesday that the iPad's share of the tablet is less than one year away from falling below 50%. "The iPad would have to consistently outpace the growth of Android tablets over the next year to hold on to its market leadership position, which is quite unlikely," Singh writes.
Therefore, current tablet market share trends are consistent with my prediction of Android tablets overtaking the iPad by mid-2013. However, both platforms should see rapidly rising volumes, as market share gains will be growth-driven.
Source: Sameer Singh