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Apple is losing the tablet market it created with the iPad

Apple is losing the tablet market it created with the iPad | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it
Global tablet shipments are rising, but a new report from Strategy Analytics says Apple's tablet market share continues to slip, despite its utter dominance just a few years ago. Based on Strategy Analytics data charted for us by BI Intelligence, the iPad's global market share dropped 20%, from a 32.6% share in 2013 to 26.1% in 2014.

Strategy Analytics says the leading tablet makers can no longer "rely on inertia alone" as other smaller players are beginning to offer cheaper tablets with competitive features. But Apple CEO Tim Cook is still confident in the iPad, especially in businesses: Last month, he said the company's partnership with IBM could help "move the dial" with sales, and the rumored 12-inch iPad could certainly improve Apple's tablet market share, especially if it offers businesspeople more features for advanced productivity.
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Apple may be losing the tablet market in volume, but how would this #ChartOfTheDay look like in value ?

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The PC Industry Implodes Before Our Eyes

The PC Industry Implodes Before Our Eyes | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

It's ugly out there for the traditional PC makers. IDC says PC sales fell 14 percent in the first quarter on a year-over-year basis. That's worse than its forecast of a 7.7 percent drop. 

This is the worst quarter for PC industry since 1994 when IDC started tracking sales. So, that pretty much makes it the worst quarter in history. 

IDC blames Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system for alienating consumers. The new tile-based interface is too weird for consumers, says IDC. 

Instead of buying new laptops or desktops, people are buying tablets and smartphones which serve as good-enough alternatives.

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More than a paradigm shift...

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Larry's comment, April 11, 2013 3:00 AM
Microsoft is the main culprit !