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iPad market share rises

So much for the iPad killers:

Apple managed to gain market share in tablets at the very time that many of its new competitors were supposed to be taking that share away, IDC said Wednesday. Having full access to data from the past spring, it found that the iPad had gained share, moving up from 65.7 percent at the start of the year to 68.3 percent. Multiple Android tablets’ arrivals only led to Google’s share shrinking, dropping from 34 percent in early 2011 to 26.8 percent mid-year.

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  • http://twitter.com/tominsam Tom Insam

    I’m beginning to doubt all this “post-pc era” stuff. surely if we’ve genuinely moved past the PC then there would be an actual market here? Is it possible that there’s not actually a tablet market at all, there’s just a shiny thing from apple that people will get bored of eventually and go back to computers?

  • http://www.technovia.co.uk Ian Betteridge

    Why would they get bored of it if it’s of value? It’s a bit like saying in 1995 “Oh, there’s no real PC market because Microsoft has 95% of the market. People will just get bored of them eventually and go back to mainframes”.

  • Anonymous

    Well the innovation has stopped in the PC box… if all that is happening is hardware revisions of existing components and the only thing to gain is speed then it has stopped.
    Where is the consolidation of PC hardware, the innovation? The basic components and arrangement of a PC have not changed in 20 years… CPU, Board, Storage, Video, Monitor and peripherals KB+Mouse. Why haven’t things like wireless or communications, or even a more modular integration and connectivity method been applied to PC hardware? Or even the size and power consumption reductions… no one is thinking about those things, amongst others… yeah that’s why the PC has stoppod.

  • Anonymous

    Who will get bored? The point being is that 90% of the people that Best Buy sell computers to. Scratch that, I’m talking about Best Buy here, 100% of the people that Best Buy sell computers to would be perfectly served with an iPad.

    In the past few weeks I have come to the conclusion that PCs are way too complex for most people and they are bullied into purchasing them by desperate sales staff.

    Look, I am not saying there aren’t some people who need computers. I am one. I just spent 3k on my last machine (dollars not pounds – although with the pound against the dollar these days not THAT much difference.) But actually computers are not required to do computing by the vast majority of people who spend their hard earned cash buying computers.

    So, to be clear, shiny toys are not selling because Apple have convinced people to drink the kool-aid, they are selling because Apple has made most of what people buy computers for easy and, more importantly, safe to use.

  • http://twitter.com/Phil_South Phil South

    damn I drank the Kool Aid, was that wrong?

  • Vamsmack

    Dude that was meant for the Android guys this time ;)

    In all seriousness though is it just that at this point the tablet version of Android isn’t fully baked yet? I have had a play with some Android tablets and there is just something hinky about the OS at this point. I haven’t got my hands on a Honeycomb tablet as yet though. I won’t move away from any of my Apple gear but I love a good fight. 

    Give Android time and hopefully they will give Apple a run for their money. I just don’t think they’re ready for the main stage as yet.

  • http://www.phonetipsandtricks.com Phone Tips and Tricks

    These stats amaze me. While I see that iPads are superior to a lot of the half hearted tablets out there, I can’t see why Android tablets haven’t become popular. Come on people…jump off the Apple bandwagon and open your minds!

  • SidewinderSi

    iPads have only just reached the power levels of netbooks….Atom processor. Get yourself an ultrabook far better value and has a proper processor and keyboard!