TweakTown
Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
5,911 Reviews & Articles | 38,067 News Posts

Tablet shipments increase in Q3, Apple's market share drops to 50.4%

Q3 is great for tablets, shipments are up 6.7% but Apple's market share drops to 50.4%

| Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: Nov 6, 2012 7:37 am

The IDC's latest numbers are here and it is reporting that tablet numbers have increased by 6.7% in the quarter just gone, and 49.5% year-over-year. Apple enjoying shipping just over half of the 27.8 million slates across the world, but they lost a considerable amount of market share.

 

TweakTown image news/2/6/26578_03_tablet_shipments_increase_in_q3_apple_s_market_share_drops_to_50_4.jpg

 

The iPad maker had 65.5% of the market in Q2, but dropped down to just 50.4% of the market in Q3 - a huge drop. IDC says that this is because people were holding off for the iPad mini - but I don't agree with that. There can't be that many people in the market knowing three months out that there was definitely going to be a new iPad on the market.

 

Samsung were number two, increasing their market share to 18.4% thanks to their Galaxy Tab and Note 10.1 products, with Amazon and ASUS having a great quarter also. Kindle Fires and Nexus 7's helped them ship around 2.5 million of each.

 

As for my predictions - Apple will continue this drop, their brand is losing power and people don't need a second, or third tablet. Unless they change it dramatically, and make the iPad something that not only completely blows away the competition, but is something different entirely, do you really need an even thinner, lighter, more Retina-bursting tablet?

NEWS SOURCE
Engadget.com

Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more Business, Financial & Legal news at our Business, Financial & Legal news index page.

Do you get our news RSS feed? Get It!

Post a Comment about this news

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts

TweakTown Web Poll

Question: Facebook's acquisition of Oculus VR will...

Improve Oculus Rift Development

Hamper Oculus Rift Development

Completely destroy Oculus Rift Development

Let's wait and see, I'm not sure

or View the Results

View More Polls

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases