iPad iPads everywhere at software conference I attended

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Rogifan, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. Rogifan macrumors Core


    Nov 14, 2011
    I just got back from the Tableau software conference in San Diego. There were thousands of people at this conference. Everyone I saw using a tablet was using an iPad. Windows laptops everywhere of course as it was a business conference, but tablets? iPad, iPad, iPad. Of course this is antidotal as I didn't see every person at the conference. But I also noticed it at the airport and on the plane. There again everyone I saw using a tablet was using an iPad. It does make me wonder about the statistics that iPad marketshare is declining. Where are all these people using other tablets? Especially with the Fire and Nexus 7 not being available in many countries outside of the United States. My bigger question is, how is market share calculated when many companies, like Amazon, refuse to disclose sales figures? Are these just guesses then? Guesses based on what, exactly?
  2. 1rottenapple macrumors 68020

    Apr 21, 2004
    I've never seen a non-ipad tablet in public. I see them displayed at stables or Office Depot, but never at the airport or the coffee shop.
  3. zhenya macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2005
    I feel the same way - both about iPads as well as iPhones. In both cases there are these large marketshares supposedly held by other devices, but I rarely see them in the real-world. Of the 25 people or so at my office, it's 2 Android phones and 1 Kindle tablet to everyone else with iPhones and iPads. The same when I travel (although especially with phones, less so overseas). Where are all these other devices?

    I don't get it.
  4. Vitrum macrumors regular

    Nov 7, 2012
    Depends on the country, usa its flooded with ipads and iphones.
  5. 1rottenapple macrumors 68020

    Apr 21, 2004
    Ok and this is a class division... Most of my friends are iPhone users. They have post graduate degrees (masters or more). Our clients are low income and they have android phones or blackberry. Go figure.
  6. in2tech macrumors regular

    Aug 23, 2012
    If I am not mistaken Apple reports actual sold to customer figures, where as someone like Samsung reports shipped numbers. So Apple are actual sales, (not sure if they deduct returns but I would think so if they have the information). And of course Amazon doesn't report any figures.

    And what a lot of people don't think about when comparing sales figures the other numbers are from all companies that make that device. Apple only sales the iPad, iPhone, etc...all it's versions of course!

    Plus Apple makes all the profit from these devices. The other companies split the profit and Google gives away the operating system I think!

    I have always wondered if Google makes that much on mobile advertising to warrant not charging a license fee!
  7. noteple macrumors 65816


    Aug 30, 2011
    You are correct.
    Apple reports sold or in the hands of a consumer
    Others report shipped. Most are still in stores, closets, or being returned.

    Everywhere, airplanes, coffee shops, board rooms, college campuses, its mostly Apple.
  8. gsugolfer macrumors 6502a


    Jul 11, 2010
    Georgia, USA
    This is getting to be beyond stupidity at this point.
  9. hrl macrumors member

    Feb 8, 2009
    Pacific Northwest
    This is also true in Indonesia where cheap droids and blackberries are quite popular among low-incomes.
  10. Vitrum macrumors regular

    Nov 7, 2012
    Depends on the country my friend lol in the states full of iphones and ipads but in others countrys they are not that common :) my brothers is civil enginner yet he uses a blackberry, not everyone enjoys the kool-aid.
  11. haruhiko macrumors 601


    Sep 29, 2009
    In Hong Kong, from my observation Apple/Samsung is about 50/50, with the division not by income but by education level.
  12. nfl46 macrumors 604

    Oct 5, 2008
    I saw a lady tonight at Walmart using a Mini. She look like she was on lunch break.
  13. adildacoolset macrumors 65816

    Sep 5, 2011
    Lusaka, Zambia(If you know where it is)
    I can confirm that almost everyone e in my class in Zambia owns iPads. The rest don't own a tablet
  14. thekev macrumors 604


    Aug 5, 2010
    Repeating the same line for years doesn't make it true.
  15. adildacoolset macrumors 65816

    Sep 5, 2011
    Lusaka, Zambia(If you know where it is)
    This seems to be the same mystery as to why iOS has a higher web traffic share than android for both tabs and phones. Like a much higher share.

    Oh well, I guess the android users are camping inside their dark rooms, customizing their devices until they become mad whenever they see a choice. They only come out at dawn when they need to buy SD cards and batteries :p

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