Apple's tablet market share drops 15 percent as Android sees growth

By Shawn Knight
Nov 5, 2012
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  1. The latest worldwide tablet market report from research firm IDC shows that the category as a whole is seeing slowed growth. Perhaps more interesting, however, is that Apple's dominance seems to be dwindling at a pretty significant pace.

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  2. Even fell more than 15% but still at 50%, wow..
  3. Scshadow

    Scshadow TechSpot Maniac Posts: 350   +37

    It took a little while but a few people are really starting to catch on that ipads aren't worth the premium. Android tablets are everything ipad is and more while being cheaper.
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  4. TechMancer

    TechMancer TechSpot Member Posts: 59

    Steve Jobs is rolling in his grave.
  5. m4a4

    m4a4 TechSpot Addict Posts: 517   +138

    Might be 50% for the ipad, but keep in mind that the Android devices basically count as one. So Android now has ~45% of the market share...
  6. inventix1136

    inventix1136 Newcomer, in training Posts: 85   +14

    My observation from personal experience is that if you want to have the most flexibility in terms of storage, files and media that the device plays, want general interoperability between devices and different operating systems WITHOUT need for additional application, then get an Android. If you want to only consume streaming media, buy apps in a single place, and be restricted to a single manufacturer, then get Apple.

    Both high end Android and Apple tablets are about equal in terms of power, resolution, and price points.

    And of course if you want to be frustrated to the point of taking your new device to the shooting range, then get Windows RT...
  7. treeski

    treeski TechSpot Guru Posts: 870   +129

    It will be interesting to see what affect Windows 8 tablets will have on the market.
  8. dikbozo

    dikbozo TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 106

    And the limits of these gadgets marketshare appear on the horizon. I see the rumors of the demise of the desktop have been exaggerated, yet again.

    Coming next, "Is the laptop you own the last one you'll ever have?'


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