JP Morgan: iPad wannabes reduce build plans after ‘early dose of reality’

“A new investor report from J.P. Morgan on Wednesday indicates that Apple’s competitors in the tablet market have reduced their build plans after receiving an ‘early dose of reality’ in the form of lackluster sales,” Josh Ong reports for AppleInsider.

“According to analyst Mark Moskowitz aggregate tablet build plans have declined by roughly 10 percent since early March,” Ong reports. “Moskowitz took the reduction to mean that ‘non-Apple tablet hopefuls have adjusted to the weak showing so far.'”

Ong reports, “Describing the trend as an ‘early dose of reality,’ the analyst noted that the market has yet to see a high-volume tablet competitor to the iPad. Moskowitz cited Asustek’s Eee Pad Transformer, Motorola’s XOOM, RIM’s PlayBook, and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab as examples of tablets that have failed to gain traction and whose makers have consequently reduced build plans.”

Much more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Bloodbath.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Lynn W.” and “James W.” for the heads up.]


    1. I’ve repeatedly sent leads to MDN 12 or more hours before they post, and MDN didn’t share the love. Most recent was yesterday’s Rolling Stone article.

      I’m beginning to think that Fred Mertz is the MDN editors’ alter ego, and not a real person.

    1. Wasn’t it announced a month or more ago that Moto was stopping Xoom production in June? June is here, so goodbye Xoom. We hardly knew ya! (Not that we wanted to.)

  1. The is no ‘tablet market’.
    People don’t want ‘tablets’ they want the iPad, and there’s only one. This time everyone seems to know this.

    Without the ecosystem, the apps and the right margins it will be impossible for other companies to successfully enter this market. Well done Apple!

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