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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...
11-13-2012, 03:53 PM #1
iPad to Yield Market Dominance to Android... Next Year?
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
11-13-2012, 03:59 PM #2
What do you expect when there are a million other tablets out there running Android compared to the latest one Apple has out....
11-13-2012, 04:03 PM #3
Meh, nothing unexpected here.
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11-13-2012, 04:17 PM #5
They fail to consider the fact apple will own the large tablet (10 inch) market for the next 5 years at least and now they are taking the mini tablet market on. The only market android has to take from is the small tablet market and apple has just released its mini. They are dumb for even thinking apple will lose their huge share in a year..
I mean apple will eventually slow down, i say in the next 3-5 years for their phones because they have failed to improve
11-13-2012, 04:57 PM #6
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11-13-2012, 05:32 PM #8
Market share proves absolutely nothing.
11-13-2012, 05:36 PM #9
Each to their own. Apple devices are certainly well built, good looking and functional for many, but a one size should fit all policy will never work. It has never worked in the past for any manufacturer of anything, and ultimately with an increasingly expectant and demanding consumer base, will never likely succeed as a policy again.
11-13-2012, 05:55 PM #10
Of course Android tablets will surpass iOS tablets in market share. You can buy an Android tablet for $79, I spend that every week on gas for my car. Apple will still hold the top spot in profits, since they do not sell at cost or below cost just to flood the market. And before anyone whines they are making to much profit and should lower there price look at the mark up on designer clothes and shoes.
11-13-2012, 06:25 PM #11
11-13-2012, 06:40 PM #12
Just compare the price... I swear if the new mini iPad were at least $250 I buy four of them.
11-13-2012, 06:52 PM #13
Fact of the matter is Apple hasn't innovated anything since the release of the iPhone in 2007. Yes innovation. The tech definition. Not the people's definition. The iPad is a giant iPhone. Now the iPad mini is a small iPad. Truth be told, they hopefully are in the works redefining what a phone is.
I own an iPad 2 and previously 3 iPhones. Now I own an Android smartphone and my iPad. There's no comparison. People are starting to see there are alternatives to the same lame features, shackled OS and lack of owner customizations. That's the truth. Some Android tablets are pretty amazing. If some Apple addicts would bother to check them out, you may too be wondering why you insisted on staying with the same thing for so long.
I say so what if Android tablets become the majority of tablet purchases. Means nothing. The bigger story is Apple is no longer an innovator and the release of the latest iPhone was an absolute disappointment to many who waited for months to see it and its OS. Made me jump the iPhone ship without hesitation. I have devices from both segments so I'm making an opinion based on what I've experienced. And yes, I will get flamed here but that's usually what you folks do here to people who don't swear 100% allegiance to Apple.
Pretty nice devices on the other side. Should check it out.
My two cents......
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11-13-2012, 07:06 PM #14
People can hate on Android all they want. I like the fact that on Android you have choices on what device what you want and you aren't stuck to one choice. You also get freedom on the OS and don't have to worry about waiting on a new jailbreak, etc. iOS is quite basic and it hasn't really changed much.
If you love technology and being able to customize to your heart's content it seems Android is the way to go...if you don't then you are stuck with this. I'm not trying to hate and I'm sure I'll get bashed, but I used an iPhone 3G and I'm currently on an iPhone 4...that is until tomorrow when my Note 2 arrives. Having Android on my HP Touchpad opened my eyes to what else was out there. Apple is losing their touch and their staff.
11-13-2012, 09:19 PM #15
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11-13-2012, 10:08 PM #17
Android's answer to Apple, is to flood the market with as many tablets as possible. Then they lay claim to these non relevant numbers. Apple has been fighting this tablet battle with 5 weapons (4 iPads, iPad Mini). On the other hand Android is running on who knows 75+ devices.
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