Apple iPad’s market share dipped in Q4 while Samsung Tab and Kindle gained
The Q4 of 2012, which saw launches from the top companies including Microsoft, managed to attract interest thus increasing the sales by 29.9 million units. While the shipment records of the smartphone industry are steady, the tablet shipments have risen exponentially.
As expected, tablet giant, Apple topped the charts with their famous iPads. The company shipped a total of 22.9 million units. As if the iPad itself wasn’t good enough to drive sales, the iPad mini helped increase shipments by 48.1 percent.
Shockingly, Asus saw a heavy decrease in share despite the Nexus 7 tablet. The tablet sales of Asus decreased from 7.8 percent to 5.8 percent. With such numbers, one can only wonder how conducive the market would be for new entrants in the tablet industry this year.