quote: What's interesting is that Windows tablets are seeing the same growth rate as iPads. Apple's momentum is slowing, while MS' momentum is increasing. I'm not expecting double digit market share in the next two years
quote: I don't know, most Windows tablets were sold out for most of the start of the year.
quote: I went to my local best buy and there was a HUGE booth of Windows tablet placed up front, next to apple's iPad booth, with android tablets relegated in the back of the store, almost hidden.
quote: Windows 8 sold 200M+ liscences. All desktop and laptop?
quote: Yet only 4M tablet? Nah. Must be 4M SURFACEs, that number would make sence. There are far more Windows tablets out there.
quote: Surface couldn't run Windows apps
quote: but Windows only at 2.1%? Ouch.
quote: It's also important to note that year-over-year unit sales are actually up for Apple. It's just not up by as much as Android tablets, which is why they lost market share as a percentage. The tablet market is still growing, but Android is getting a much larger chunk of that growth than Apple.
quote: This certainly makes a lot of sense seeing as how web traffic on iOS devices is far and above that of Android devices. http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2013/12/01/apple-andro... http://www.netmarketshare.com/ under market share reports/operating systems select "mobile trend"
quote: I wouldn't put much stock in what NetApplications says. They manipulate the data using geoweighting and other things.
quote: I guess its ridiculous that someone recommends the company they defend no matter what on a tech site.
quote: There it is again, bash on a product because of the brand, even if it means ignoring how objectively better it is in every way
quote: Usual DT crap from you, pretty funny.
quote: As Tony often points out
quote: but you can't boil down a company's performance and say it's dying
quote: What ruined Apple was not growth … They got very greedy … Instead of following the original trajectory of the original vision, which was to make the thing an appliance and get this out there to as many people as possible … they went for profits. They made outlandish profits for about four years. What this cost them was their future. What they should have been doing is making rational profits and going for market share.
quote: Market share and profit share are intertwined to a certain degree
quote: There is not only a relation, they are intertwined .
quote: What they should have been doing is making rational profits and going for market share.
quote: Note the use of the word "and"
quote: Are you such a fanboy that you're unable to tolerate any viewpoint that disagrees with your own?
quote: Not that I expect something like "reality" to affect your view.
quote: Aww, truth hurts :)
quote: There is not the slightest chance that in the foreseeable future Apple's iPad business will suffer any sort of serious decline or that iOS users will suffer any sort of disadvantage from being on the 'minority' platform. At the moment of course all the platform advantages, such as they are, accrue to iOS users, because as a tablet platform Android is pathetically flaccid. The only category of software that Android beats iOS in is malware where it's lead is unassailable.
quote: Apple's market share and importance is slipping fast.
quote: The Gartner report gets the number of iPad sold in the last year wrong (the Gartner figure lose 4 million iPads from the real total) even though Apple is the only major tablet OEM that regularly reports it's actual sales figures
quote: the iPad has gone from owning more or less 100% of the tablet market to what is now 48%.
quote: Apple created the tablet category as it exists today.
quote: I'm sure all of that is true, but if you look at the trajectory, the iPad has gone from owning more or less 100% of the tablet market to what is now 38%. The trend is clearly toward increasing overall declines for the iPad. If the trend continues, Apple will become a much less important player in the tablet market.
quote: What's missing from this statement is the fact that Apple's iPad sales are continuing to increase.
quote: From almost 100 percent to 38 percent, yet, you claim it's increasing. Sounds....legit.
quote: the only comparison that makes any sense to anyone with any braincells at all is to compare Apple sales vs. the *sum total* of all Windows machines.
quote: Because they have nothing to do with marketshare, which is the metric which was being discussed.
quote: It's eminently clear that I was talking specifically about marketshare, as the metric, and because of that I have misstated nothing.
quote: which is why they didn't do a retina display in the original mini.
quote: ...the only comparison that makes any sense to anyone with any braincells at all is to compare Apple sales vs. the *sum total* of all Windows machines
quote: I'm describing *how* to measure marketshare itself.
quote: For a customer though, high profit margin means you're paying too much for the product
quote: you have to admit that Ipads are actually useful and have longevity.
quote: You realize you can buy the ipad, use it for a year and sell it for 80% of what you paid for it right?
quote: For me , the iPad is in no way a better deal. I'd could replace the Android pads twice as often as the iPads and still come out ahead.
quote: These are huge positives. Just because everyone has an opinion doesn't mean that they're all equally valid.