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Apple iPad regains most of its lost market share

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 03 May 2012 21:40 User comments (1)

Apple iPad regains most of its lost market share Apple's iPad has regained nearly all of the market share it lost to Amazon in the holiday quarter.
Amazon's Kindle Fire sales slowed down significantly during the first quarter, while iPad sales increased. Apple's market share jumped from 55 percent to 68 percent.

On the other hand, the Kindle Fire's share fell dramatically, from 17 percent down to just 4 percent.

BGC Partners analyst Colin Gillis says the drop was expected as Amazon's Kindle products typically only sell very well during the holiday season when they are purchased as gifts.

Says Gillis: "Fatigue is starting to kick in about six months after a product has launched. And it's natural that Amazon is going to tend to be a better holiday play."

Overall, tablet shipments doubled to 17.4 million units in the Q1, from 7.9 million in the same period in 2011.

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14.5.2012 12:28

Don't let the number completely fool you. As Gillis said, yes, it's a holiday thing. BUT, the new Fire is due out as well... bigger, faster, stronger, (whatever), all selling points making the current one slack in it's immediate selling strategy.

The ipud is still an overpriced POS. Even when it comes out, the 'new & improved' Fire will still be priced extremely attractively & out perform the current ipud, sans the ridiculously overindulgent screen.

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