Apple loses 29% Tablet marketshare in one year(even before Nexus 7 release)

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by digital.l0gic, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

    Sep 3, 2012
    I'm Shocked at how fast Android caught up in the tablet arena. Whats even more amazing is that this date s from pre-nexus 7 release time. I can only imagine what the nexus 7 and the new kindle sales must have done to the marketshare.

    I might be wrong, but this seems to be the largest marketshare loss(for one year) by Apple in its history(correct me if I'm wrong).

    Google really has a steamroller in the form of Android.
  2. macrumors 601

    Oct 27, 2009
    How many would have purchased an iPad? I think this would only be a very small percentage.

    I don't see the projected sales of the iPad being affected. I think that's the only thing Apple is concerned about.
  3. MRU
    macrumors demi-god


    Aug 23, 2005
    It means the market for tablets is growing. It inevitable as it grows that Apples market share will fall, however that doesn't mean Apples sales are falling, indeed they are selling more than when they had the market to themselves. So no this is not news, it's just economical sense being bent into meaning something that it doesn't...
  4. macrumors 603


    May 21, 2012
    Link bait drivel.

    Why? Apple moved something like 43 million iPads as of Q3 2012.

    I'd like for someone, anyone, to show actual tablet sales figues that come close to substantiating what is being suggested.

    That's one.

    And two, there's a reasoning issue with saying Apple "lost" share considering the tablet market is growing, and iPad sales havent come close to being eroded by the competition.
  5. macrumors 6502


    Dec 13, 2010
    Planet Earth
    It was bound to happen.

    Apple cannot with the price brackets they're providing for the iPad. It's grown because Android devices can be bought for a lot cheaper, and they get the job done for people. Also, tablets like the Kindle provide a unique service in their ecosystem. I like the rent an e-book feature.

    I do think the numbers are a little off since the iPad's marketshare is being compared to multiple manufacturer's, prices and sizes. Perhaps, if there is a report for the 10" tablet marketshare, it would be more fair to compare.

    Right now, Apple has 0% shares in the 7" tablet market.

    Which leads me to getting curious about the price point Apple will sell the iPad mini when they release it later this fall. Two weeks actually (well, the announcement).

    Keep in mind, the iPod touch is priced at $299 for a 32 GB, and $399 for a 64 GB. This thing is not even out yet. It's a little steep for me, but I do like the redesign a lot.

    It would be nice if the iPad mini starts at $299 for a 16 GB, $399 for a 32 GB, and $499 for a 64 GB. Realistically, they may price it higher than that by $50-100.
  6. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 25, 2008
    I'm sure the iPad going out of business sale will start next week.

    I don't understand the "Android must destroy iOS" or the "iOS must destroy Android" arguments. The market is growing. Both can do very well in this market.

    I have an Android based tablet. I have an iPad. My backpack doesn't burst into flames when I put both inside.
  7. macrumors 68040

    Feb 13, 2012
    Perth, Western Australia

    When your prior tablet market share was virtually 100%, obviously when a competitor emerges the only way they can gain share at all is if you lose some.
  8. MRU
    macrumors demi-god


    Aug 23, 2005
    No but there is one hell of a bytch fight!!! ;-) lol
  9. macrumors regular

    Mar 2, 2011

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