Ever since its release iPad has enjoyed a greater share of tablet marketshare and now with the release of iPad mini the Apple’s tablet is still standing strong. Not only iPad is maintaining its share in the tablet market but is also cannibalizing PC sales at the same time.
According to a recent report by Canalys, one out of every six computers shipped in the fourth quarter of 2012 was an iPad. The demand for tablets grew 12 percent to 134 million units in the fourth quarter of last year while in the year 2012 PC sales saw a 5 percent decline.
While iPad sales are still strong Canalys reported that the total percentage of Apple’s iPad shipment when compared with the whole tablet market was 49 percent. This is the first time the figure has gone below 50 percent. In the same 4th quarter, the Google’s Android powered tablets enjoyed 46 percent market sales. Android, which had struggled in competing against the iPad has gained thanks to the release of some competitive tablets from Samsung, Amazon and others. Perhaps the most powerful of all Android tablets is Google’s own Nexus 10 that features a high resolution display, powerful specs and low price point.
On the other hand Windows 8 wasn’t able to do what Microsoft had hoped for and had a small percentage of tablet shipments in the fourth quarter of 2012.
- Report: iOS grabbed 68 percent tablet marketshare in the last quarter
- Apple could become world’s largest PC maker in post iPad 3 scenario
- iPad accounts 88 percent of total global tablet web traffic
- Report: Production of 7.85-inch iPad mini to start in Q2 2012
- Apple took 25 percent of the total international smartphone marketshare in 2012