“Apple’s iPad captured 80% of the tablet computer market in the US and Canada in April to July, a report has said,” BBC News reports.
“The iPad accounted for six million of all 7.5 million tablets shipped in North America during the second quarter of 2011, according to research group Strategy Analytics,” The Beeb reports. “It described Apple as a ‘formidable market leader.’ Yet it added that Amazon – which is expected to unveil its own tablet this week – could become a big challenger.”
MacDailyNews Take: Oh yeah, based upon what, exactly?
The Beeb reports, “‘Provided the pricing, screen size and hardware design are right, Amazon can be one of the main challengers to Apple’s dominance,’ said Neil Mawston, director at Strategy Analytics.”
MacDailyNews Take: That’s quite a handful of provisos to go along with your vapid and idiotic ‘analysis,” Neil. And you left out operating system, security, a vibrant third-party ecosystem, and a vast library of apps, to name but a few.
The Beeb reports, “The continuing popularity of Apple’s iPad comes despite its incompatibility with Adobe Flash software, meaning that users cannot view a large number of online videos.”
MacDailyNews Take: Bullshit. “H.264 is currently the dominate native video format and continues to be broadly adopted,” Mefeedia reported in June 2011. “The growth as a percentage has further slowed since February but overall adoption is increasing.”
The Beeb continues, “On Monday, Apple declined to comment on reports that it had cut orders for iPad parts from its suppliers because of falling sales. The study by an Asian analyst of US bank JPMorgan Chase said several suppliers had indicated that Apple had reduced its orders by 25%.”
MacDailyNews Take: The Beeb report left out one minor detail: Those “iPad cuts” were later that day refudiated by JPMorgan Chase’s US analyst himself: JPMorgan analyst Moskowitz: Report of Apple iPad cuts by JPMorgan Asia staff not view of U.S. team – September 26, 2011
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MacDailyNews Take: The Beeb must think their audience is stupid. And, they might be right, since they continue funding it.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Judge Bork” and “Thumper” for the heads up.]
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