+ Reply
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Your favorite Apple, iPhone, iPad, iOS, Jailbreak, and Cydia site.


Thread: Apple's iPad Dipped to 40% of Tablet Shipments in First Quarter of 2013

is a discussion within the

iPad News

forums, a part of the

General iPad

section;
...
  1. #1
    MMi Staff Writer Akshay Masand's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    New York City
    Posts
    3,600
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 116 Times in 102 Posts

    Default Apple's iPad Dipped to 40% of Tablet Shipments in First Quarter of 2013


    According to the latest market data from research firm IDC, Apple’s iPad fell to 39.6% of total worldwide tablet shipments in the first quarter of calendar 2013. The iPad posted year over year growth of 65.3% to reach 19.5 million tablets but Apple still saw its share of the total tablet market drop from nearly 60% a year ago to under 40% at the start of 2013.

    Apple’s shipments just didn’t grow as fast as the rest of the booming tablet market according to IDC. On average, the total market grew 142.4%, led by Asus which grew its shipments by 350% year over year. Although its market share fell, Apple still exceeded IDCs expectations for the quarter. The firm had projected shipments of 18.7 million units for the three-month frame.

    The Cupertino California company shipped more than double that of the second-place tablet maker, Samsung, which ended up seeing its shipments grow 282.6% year over year. The South Korean electronics maker shipped 8.8 million tablets in the quarter, earning it a 17.9% slice of the market. Asus ended up coming in third, shipping just 2.7 million units and garnering 5.5%. In fourth place was Amazon, which makes the family of Kindle Fire touchscreen tablets, taking 3.7% with 1.8 million units shipped. Last but not least, Microsoft came in fifth place as the company attempted to break in to the tablet market with the Surface. It earned 0.9 million shipments and a 1.8% market share.

    According to IDC’s Research Director, Tom Mainelli:

    Sustained demand for the iPad mini and increasingly strong commercial shipments led to a better-than expected first quarter for Apple. In addition, by moving the iPad launch to the fourth quarter of 2012, Apple seems to have avoided the typical first-quarter slowdown that traditionally occurred when consumers held off buying in January and February in anticipation of a new product launch in March.
    Source: IDC via AppleInsider

    Twitter: @AkshayMasand

  2. #2
    Green Apple
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    48
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 10 Times in 3 Posts

    It's still a huge share for the iPad.

  3. #3
    iPhone? More like MyPhone holyshnikes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    202
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 26 Times in 19 Posts

    Poor Microsoft. Their tablet isn't changing the world at all is it? Lol

  4. #4
    Green Apple
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    93
    Thanks
    22
    Thanked 12 Times in 10 Posts

    Microsoft arrived late and with a offering that's just too complicated for basic users to understand which version does what!

  5. #5
    Green Apple
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    66
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts

    The iPad is a POS. I have one, but its for my son and daughter, so they can play their kiddy games on it.

    I just recently bought the Surface Pro off Kijiji, since im not willing to pay $899.99 for it, but its AMAZING.

Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts