According to a recent report published by research firm IDC, both Amazon and Samsung are taking a share of the tablet market for Apple’s iPad with their latest tablet devices.
The report says that Apple now has around 50.4 percent of the overall tablet market for quarter three of 2012, this compares to a 59.7 percent share for the same period in 2011.
Samsung is in second place with a n 18.4 percent share of the tablet market, up from 6.5 percent for the same period in 2011, and Amazon is in third place with a 9 percent share.
After a very strong second quarter, Apple saw growth slow as both consumer and commercial (including education) shipments declined, and rumors of a forthcoming iPad mini began to heat up,” said Tom Mainelli, research director, Tablets at IDC. “We believe a sizeable percentage of consumers interested in buying an Apple tablet sat out the third quarter in anticipation of an announcement about the new iPad mini. Now that the new mini, and a fourth-generation full-sized iPad, are both shipping we expect Apple to have a very good quarter. However, we believe the mini’s relatively high $329 starting price leaves plenty of room for Android vendors to build upon the success they achieved in the third quarter.”
Source The Next Web
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