Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 30th Jul 2015 22:14 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

The latest numbers from market research firm IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker show that Apple remains the largest vendor in a declining tablet market, shipping 10.9 million iPads in the second quarter of 2015. While the iPad continues to be the best-selling tablet, its worldwide market share fell below 25% as Apple faced increased competition from low-cost rivals Lenovo, Huawei and LG.

With phones hitting 5.5-6.0" now, there's very little need for tablets.

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Comment by IgnitusBoyone
by IgnitusBoyone on Fri 31st Jul 2015 15:58 UTC
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I think this is mostly a saturation issue. The new product was bought by people when it first came out those buyers have either decided they need it or they don't. If they are sticking with it then they likely have less of a reason to use some other product and have reduced upgrades in that market.

Tablets are fairly fast for the limited amount of interaction on them so nothing is pushing upgrades except attrition so the market is simply smaller then people expected when they compared it to the phone market and initial sales are starting to fall off.

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RE: Comment by IgnitusBoyone
by kristoph on Sat 1st Aug 2015 03:36 in reply to "Comment by IgnitusBoyone"
kristoph Member since:
2006-01-01

I think you hit the nail on the head there. We have 4 tablets in our household and they get a great deal of use. We haven't bought one in almost 2 years because, really, the tablets we have do a great job.

It's likely we will buy replacements at about a 2 year cycle which is tangibly less frequent the we upgrade the phones we use.

K

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