Originally Posted by Rothgarr
Wow, Apple has "only" over 50 percent of the tablet market? I thought they controlled way more than that.
Originally Posted by timgriff84
He's right iPad feaver will not last. Problem for him though is it will last around 4 years, right now it's just picking up the pace.
I reckon Christmas and next year will see a sharp increase in sales lasting a couple of years. After that it will still increase each year but at a slower rate and in 4 years time sales will level out. 6 years time they will start to drop as it become less of a must have adult toy. Bit like the iPod did.
Actually iPad marketshare is much closer to 85%, possibly more. We can see from the HP WebOs fiasco that "shipped" is a meaningless term. Now, of course that they've sold out at $99, some way will use those numbers to add to non iPad numbers as though they mean anything, which they don't.
So the Playbook had 500,000 shipped, of which, estimates are that they sold between 100,000 and 200,000. It's estimated that Samsung sold between 25-35% of their Galaxys', and interestingly, they stated during their last quartly report that they would no longer give shipping numbers for their tablets and phones. Going along with that is the Best Buy sale that gives a Tab 10.1 away with every purchase of a $1,500 55" Samsung Tv. Not good.
The only one who seems to have sold more than bald the tablets they shipped was Asus. They said they shipped 700,000, and sold 500,000. Still, that's not a great ratio.
Everyone has shipped less, and sold even less than that.
As for the iPads sales declining after 4 years or so, that's just you being annoying Tim. You don't actually know anything.