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Old Nov 5, 2012, 03:12 PM   #26
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50% is still Beast... especially given the significantly less expensive options from the competition. Props on holding that large of a share of the market.

Looking forward to seeing the Quarter 4 figures.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 03:14 PM   #27
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I've been sitting waiting for a "new" Mac Pro. Then I thought I'd sit and wait for a new iMac, only to find that after sitting for 6 months they announce it, but I still need to sit until December. So I've stopped sitting and bought a Mac Mini, 3rd party SSD and 16 gig of 3 party ram and saved some pound notes. I'll now be sitting and waiting for the new new ipad in 6-7 months. Changing the dock connector and a slight speed bump is not worth the money.

I would buy a iPhone 5 but need a half descent case to cover it. The UK apple store have the Incase snap ( if you are lucky) but that's it. The phone been out for over 6 weeks now for crying out loud.

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Too many Apple customers are **** scared to spend money when a new rumour starts.

They need to step it up a gear because the competition are finding there feet
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 03:17 PM   #28
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Apple market share slips as competitors give their products away at cost. Shocker.

Didn't Dell and HP prove that chasing market share at the cost of profitability is a really bad idea?

Apple remains in the driver's seat. No time for cruise control though - time to mash the pedal down. Android's tablet ecosystem still sucks and will likely continue to do so for some time as developers struggle to make money in the space.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 03:20 PM   #29
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Apple sold 14.9m iPads that equates to 51.9%.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 03:22 PM   #30
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Apple market share slips as competitors give their products away at cost. Shocker.

Didn't Dell and HP prove that chasing market share at the cost of profitability is a really bad idea?

Apple remains in the driver's seat. No time for cruise control though - time to mash the pedal down. Android's tablet ecosystem still sucks and will likely continue to do so for some time as developers struggle to make money in the space.
Hmmm. Maybe. Or maybe some people aren't as enchanted with Apple devices as they used to be. You know their loyalty is slipping...

http://mashable.com/2012/11/04/iphone-loyalty/
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 03:22 PM   #31
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Shipped doesn't equal sold.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 03:23 PM   #32
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I can understand why Samsung is coming on strong, what with their focus on quality product.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Review: An Embarrassing, Lazy, Arrogant Money Grab

*****

The Bad: The build quality. Terrible even by Samsung's low standards. The back is actually squishy, and you can feel it deform while holding it. It's noisy too, the plastic creaks, groans, and grinds when you pick it up. Regular, strong plastic would still be unacceptable when everyone else uses aluminum, but this... this is insulting for a $500 tablet.

*****

But this time, Samsung went all out and invented a new, even more horrible form of plastic.

The Note 10.1 is wrapped in the trashiest, most awful, cheapest-feeling plastic I've ever experienced. Sure, the finish is Samsung's usual glossy-plastic junk, but this plastic isn't even rigid. It's squishy.

*****

The hardware is pure, unadulterated garbage. The build quality is so bad, I think it gave me cancer. Samsung gave us last year's display tech and saved their best tablet screen for Apple.

http://www.androidpolice.com/2012/08...nt-money-grab/
Sounds like a winner! Go get it, undiscriminating device-buying public! MARKET SHARE!!!!
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 03:23 PM   #33
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Wonder how many of those are the £60 android tablets they sell in ASDA?
What's your point? That you need to spend several hundred dollars to be considered worthy in a tablet study?
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 03:24 PM   #34
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Shipped doesn't equal sold.
Even when quarter after quarter the numbers grow?
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 03:24 PM   #35
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Shipped doesn't equal sold.
True. But Apple doesn't report sold either.

Also - it's important to look at Q over Q. Why? Because manufacturers don't keep shipping products if they aren't being sold. It's not like stores have infinite space. If they aren't being sold - they aren't getting more shipped to them.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 03:25 PM   #36
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Do "kindles" get counted in this? (Not kindle fires, but plain ole kindles)
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 03:25 PM   #37
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The foot in the door for the Android tablets is the cheap 7 inchers. What worries me is when all those guys decide, "Hey, a tablet is useful after all" and want to upgrade, they'll choose an Android and not an iPad. Apple should have priced the iPad Mini a lot more aggressively. Sure margins take a hit in the immediate future, but long term it would have destroyed that foot that Android had in the door.

Now it's anyone's guess.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 03:26 PM   #38
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Hi. I think there is an error in the article!!

- market share is what has declined from 59% to 50%
- but shipments were 11 million in 2011 and 14 million this year.


Thank you!
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 03:27 PM   #39
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Do "kindles" get counted in this? (Not kindle fires, but plain ole kindles)
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 03:27 PM   #40
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325% is not quadrupling..
Actually it's more than quadrupling.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 03:32 PM   #41
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Samsung had 325% growth in a single year, but yet according to Apple, Samsung tablets are not cool. Ok then...
Samsung is estimated by IDC to have that much growth. Until Samsung releases numbers this is all moot. As far as I am concerned, Apple has 98% of the market since Asus is the only other manufacturer to report actual numbers and that was less than 3M Nexus 7 units since launch.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 03:32 PM   #42
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Actually it's more than quadrupling.
400% is quadrupling
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 03:34 PM   #43
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400% is quadrupling
A growth of 100% is doubling, a growth of 200% is tripling and a growth of 300% is quadrupling.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 03:41 PM   #44
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Samsung had 325% growth in a single year, but yet according to Apple, Samsung tablets are not cool. Ok then...
Price is more likely the reason samsung has been able to gain market share. We will see if the mini is able to cut into that gain by the other tablets.

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Hi. I think there is an error in the article!!

- market share is what has declined from 59% to 50%
- but shipments were 11 million in 2011 and 14 million this year.


Thank you!
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 03:44 PM   #45
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325% is not quadrupling..
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Hi. I think there is an error in the article!!

- market share is what has declined from 59% to 50%
- but shipments were 11 million in 2011 and 14 million this year.


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400% is quadrupling
Oh dear ... do you guys want to have another go?
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 03:47 PM   #46
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Samsung had 325% growth in a single year, but yet according to Apple, Samsung tablets are not cool. Ok then...
The smaller the number sold, the easier to have growth like that.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 03:48 PM   #47
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Even when quarter after quarter the numbers grow?
We will never know how many units are sold, unless they tells. I could easily flood the market with my tablet, doesn't mean that many of them were sold.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 03:48 PM   #48
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Based on what? I don't see anyone buying Samsung tablets, I don't know anyone who owns a Samsung tablet, I don't see news stories about Samsung tablets that are popular.

Here is what I see selling and what people I know have:

Kindle Fire/Nexus 7/RIM Playbooks...
LOL!

"I don't see anyone buying samsung tablets, they are all buying Nexus".....which is a samsung tablet.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 03:50 PM   #49
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True. But Apple doesn't report sold either.

Also - it's important to look at Q over Q. Why? Because manufacturers don't keep shipping products if they aren't being sold. It's not like stores have infinite space. If they aren't being sold - they aren't getting more shipped to them.
whatever, there is a warehouse somewhere where all of these are being held, there is just no way anyone else is selling tablets
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 03:50 PM   #50
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LOL!

"I don't see anyone buying samsung tablets, they are all buying Nexus".....which is a samsung tablet.
This is going to get even more complex next quarter when Samsung tablets (and many others) will also run Windows RT.
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