Originally Posted by jd_in_sb
Apple has 90%+ marketshare of tablets actually being used.
Originally Posted by Relic
I'm sorry and you know this how?
It's a guess... but I can agree with it too.
Every time the new market share numbers come out... they paint Apple as "losing" market share to Android.
By definition... "market share
" is all the products on the market for a particular time period
.... all sold and un
-sold products. This includes all products simply shipped from the factory to Best Buy.
So yes... every quarter there are more and more tablets being pumped into the channel... yet Android manufacturers rarely share actual sales numbers.
The other metric is "installed base
That's all the products in use
today by actual consumers. I think Apple really has 90%... or at least pretty darn close to it.
Apple's last public statement was that they had sold 55 million iPads since April 2010. Then they sold 3 million more
during just the first 3 days
of the new iPad's launch.
And that was a month ago...
I think it's safe to say that of the tablets in consumer's hands right now... the iPad is an extremely high percentage of them...