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Originally Posted by jd_in_sb View Post

Another bogus prediction/comparison. Apple has 90%+ marketshare of tablets actually being used.

What evidence do you base that statement on?
post #42 of 54
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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

Can people afford to NOT get an iPad?

You can buy a $70 Android tablet at Big Lots. They don't call it an eReader, they don't call it a media player, it's a "real tablet".

Uh huh.

Runs 1.6, even.

No silly I'm not talking about a 70 dollar tablet but you can pick up a Samsung 8.9 wifi for 300 bucks now. That's a really nice tablet. Not everyone needs a iPad, surfing and email works perfectly fine on the Samsung. Things like Evernote and all those free news apps, games and other stuff like Instragram and Facebook make for a very decent experience not to mention it plays pretty much every codec out of the box without any special expensive app. DLNA support so you can stream your HD movies to a TV wireless, lighter and thinner then the iPad with 8 hours of battery. It's nice, real nice anyone would be happy with it. Yes, yes except for you guys because your Apple junkies.

I swear it's like some you think that no other company can manufacture a decent product.
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post #43 of 54
I continue to chuckle at Gartner. Those long term projections are hilarious.
post #44 of 54
Remember guys there were tons of kindles and Sony e-readers sold way before the iPad went on sale.
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post #45 of 54
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Originally Posted by jodyfanning View Post

You mean like the new iPad that has broken Wi-Fi or like my one that can't switch to 3G without a reboot?

The same iPad that has a 98% customer satisfaction rate.
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post #46 of 54
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Originally Posted by jd_in_sb View Post


Apple has 90%+ marketshare of tablets actually being used.

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Originally Posted by Relic View Post


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...
post #47 of 54
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Originally Posted by dasanman69 View Post

Remember guys there were tons of kindles and Sony e-readers sold way before the iPad went on sale.

The iPad redefined what a 'tablet' is, so anything pre iPad (and a ton of them after) should really be in a separate category IMHO, along with Etch-A-Sketch.

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post #48 of 54
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really nice...perfectly fine...decent experience...pretty much...It's nice

Remind me not to let you write my ad copy for me. I usually buy products for the superlative experience, not the "meh, it's generally okay" experience. I save my money until I can afford a top rated product. Android is the race to the bottom. Sure it sells but what it really says is "I was too cheap to buy an iPad, but this is almost as good as an iPad."

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post #49 of 54
I predict Apple will control about 80% of the iPad market through 2016.
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post #50 of 54
It really is irrelevant how many Android tablets are out there. China is busy pumping $80-100 Android tabs and they all run pirated stuff.
post #51 of 54
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Originally Posted by jodyfanning View Post

You mean like the new iPad that has broken Wi-Fi or like my one that can't switch to 3G without a reboot?

I don't have any of those problems. You can take yours to the genius bar amd they will either fix it or replace it.
post #52 of 54
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Originally Posted by nagromme View Post

Ive wondered the same thing about current tablet share numbers Ive seen claimed. I see iPads everywhere; once in a blue moon I see a Kindle Fire. Ive seen any other tablet maybe 3 times in the past 18 months.

I think the answer my lie with a) too much optimism for Android, but also b) Kindle Fire. Sold at a loss, not compatible with mainstream app markets, and maybe Android in name only. Even Google themselves is allegedly looking for a way to counter the Amazon Fire problem. But I expect most Android tablets sold will be from Amazon. Bad for Android, bad for people expecting great Android tablet apps. But OK for people who want little more than an e-reader with color pictures; and OK for Amazon, as long as they recoup their loss.

True that! The Kindle fire is the most applianced device I've seen. None of that SD slots, bunch of ports and customization "freedom" that rabid android fans point to all the time. I'd say the kindle fire is as anti-android as they come. The fact that android runs under the hood, makes little difference since they don't offer that android "experience".

I know three people who have them, but after the initial honeymoon phase, they don't even carry them around anymore.
post #53 of 54
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I swear it's like some you think that no other company can manufacture a decent product.

Sure they can. I just don't buy decent products, I buy the best. Too me, that is still the iPad. Although without 4G here in The Netherlands there isn't really that much reason for me to have this 3rd gen. Like it just the same. And ok, photos do look better, but it turned out to not be a 'requirement' for me.
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