Apple Lost 14% in Tablet Market Share Last Quarter [Report]

Apple Lost 14% in Tablet Market Share Last Quarter [Report]

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Apple lost 14% of its share in the tablet market last quarter, according to ABI Research. The company says the iPad accounted for 55% of tablet shipments in the quarter.

The drop is attributed to contending devices from Samsung, Amazon, and Asus.

"As the OS of choice for the majority of device OEMs [original equipment manufacturers], we expect the Android ecosystem to continue growing in numbers -- new manufacturers, better device choices for reaching more markets, and more developers finding value from apps and content," ABI Research's Jeff Orr said.

It's unclear if the recently released iPad mini is priced low enough to stem slow the drop in market share over the holidays.

"With the introduction of a smaller, lower-cost iPad Mini, Apple has acknowledged Android's beachhead of 7-inch-class tablets, though at the same time, it has failed to deliver a knock-out punch through innovation, pricing, and availability during the most critical selling period of the year," Orr said.

[via CNET]

Apple Lost 14% in Tablet Market Share Last Quarter [Report]
Sabtain - November 29, 2012 at 3:12am
Android is crap the app quality is crap and you can't say apple want a lot of money lots of android tablets and phones are similar prices as iPad and iPhone yes there are a lot of android ones that don't cost a lot but I don't see the same quality
Satrrkus - November 29, 2012 at 12:13am
Dudes, if you cannot come up with the money for Apple devices, get the hell out of here and find a decent job.
no wat - November 28, 2012 at 4:25pm
Not surprising if you try to rob people expect them to pay 329 for not even retina screen fuck them. I can go with my galaxy tablet better then them. Cheep crap but works better then bad apple
arsalan22715904 - November 28, 2012 at 5:07pm
first, go learn English.second, shove your galaxy tablet up ....
City023 - November 28, 2012 at 8:40pm
Lmao, why you mad? It's true. Everyone selling Samsung/windows/Amazon selling for $199, I can get TWO, if I pass on the ipad mini. Get apples dick out your mouth.
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