Strategy Analytics: Apple controls 95% of tablet market

“Apple controlled 95 percent of the emerging market for tablet computers with its iPads in the July-to-September quarter, research firm Strategy Analytics (SA) said on Tuesday,” Tarmo Virki reports for Reuters. “The competition in the market is, however, tightening fast with handset vendors and PC makers moving into the new category of devices, between traditional PCs and smartphones, taking a cue from the success the iPad, a 10-inch touchscreen tablet that began selling in April.”

MacDailyNews Take: “Taking a cue” means ripping off without really understanding what they’re trying to rip off. Throwing cameras and USB ports on your fake iPad isn’t the answer. The answer is a decade plus of preparation; many years of laying the foundation required for superior user experiences.

Virki reports, “SA analyst Neil Mawston said the other platforms — Android, Microsoft, MeeGo of Nokia and Intel, Hewlett-Packard’s webOS and RIM’s Blackberry — have already much ground to make up.”

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54 Comments

  1. Who actually took a cue

    Microsoft developed touch screen tablets like ten years ago, so there is nothing “Revolutionary”about the iPad.

    Just another rip off product that apple produces. Their only “genius” is in the marketing as to why you should spent double to triple the actual worth of their products.

    If Microsoft would’ve came out with the iPod, iPhone & iPad first then forced people to use their version of “itunes” as the only way to import music to the player (Plus they actually sold music there) and forced people to use their “App Store”as the only method of putting programs on the phone, they would have gotten sued by every company and government you can name for all kinds of anti-trust issues. Apple has gotten a free ride.

    Hell, Microsoft got sued for bundling their own FREE internet browser in eariler versions of windows.

    My point is Apple is only as successful as they are because they didn’t meet the resistance that a company like Microsoft would have surely met. I think the Apple Monopoly is coming to an end.

  2. Who actually took a cue

    Microsoft developed touch screen tablets like ten years ago, so there is nothing “Revolutionary”about the iPad.

    Just another rip off product that apple produces. Their only “genius” is in the marketing as to why you should spent double to triple the actual worth of their products.

    If Microsoft would’ve came out with the iPod, iPhone & iPad first then forced people to use their version of “itunes” as the only way to import music to the player (Plus they actually sold music there) and forced people to use their “App Store”as the only method of putting programs on the phone, they would have gotten sued by every company and government you can name for all kinds of anti-trust issues. Apple has gotten a free ride.

    Hell, Microsoft got sued for bundling their own FREE internet browser in eariler versions of windows.

    My point is Apple is only as successful as they are because they didn’t meet the resistance that a company like Microsoft would have surely met. I think the Apple Monopoly is coming to an end.

  3. I expect that number to fall to about 50-60% within 5 years, but that’s to be expected. A lot of products are going to come into the market that Apple has broken open, and they will have features that people think they want that Apple won’t offer (7-inch form factor, cheaper prices, higher specs, cameras, etc.). Not to mention all the haters that can’t accept an Apple product regardless of its superiority. But if Apple hangs onto that 50% majority, they’ll still by far be the major player, outselling all of the others combined.

  4. I expect that number to fall to about 50-60% within 5 years, but that’s to be expected. A lot of products are going to come into the market that Apple has broken open, and they will have features that people think they want that Apple won’t offer (7-inch form factor, cheaper prices, higher specs, cameras, etc.). Not to mention all the haters that can’t accept an Apple product regardless of its superiority. But if Apple hangs onto that 50% majority, they’ll still by far be the major player, outselling all of the others combined.

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