Is Apple's Tablet Dominance Still Safe?

The tablet market is the biggest growth area in tech today, so it's very closely followed by analysts. It's very highly emphasized by the biggest players in the space, as well. Traditionally, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) was able to hold this market by a safe margin, with its iPad and iPad Mini allowing the company to hit multiple screen sizes and price points, but the competition in this area is rapidly ramping up. In this video, Motley Fool tech and telecom analyst Andrew Tonner gives investors a few numbers to show that, with Samsung catching up quickly, Apple should be concerned, but Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN  ) and Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT  ) should be positively terrified.

It's been a frustrating path for Microsoft investors, who've watched the company fail to capitalize on the incredible growth in mobile over the past decade. However, with the release of its own tablet, along with the widely anticipated Windows 8 operating system, the company is looking to make a splash in this booming market. In this brand-new premium report on Microsoft, our analyst explains that, while the opportunity is huge, the challenges are many. He's also providing regular updates as key events occur, so make sure to claim a copy of this report now by clicking here.


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  • Report this Comment On February 28, 2013, at 8:12 PM, bonzo99911 wrote:

    Well, the IDC figures are shipping numbers. The sales figures would be very different, I am sure. When was the last time you saw somebody with a Samsung tablet? According to the (shipping figure) it should around 20% of the total tablet population. In reality, it's more like 90% iPad and 10% Nexus 7.

  • Report this Comment On February 28, 2013, at 8:20 PM, Jjkiam wrote:

    Completely agree with the previous comment. Apple reports REAL sales and not shipment #'s. Why doesn't their competition do the same? Is sole because their actual sale #'s would reflect the usage statistics that show overwhelming Apple usage

  • Report this Comment On February 28, 2013, at 9:55 PM, techy46 wrote:

    No way, Apple might be able to protect 33% of the overall market if they lower their iToy prices and margins. Here's commons Android and Windows smart phones and tablets from dozens of vendors.

  • Report this Comment On February 28, 2013, at 11:38 PM, toorelaxed wrote:

    I develop websites and own all the tablets that are on the market today so I can make sure my compatibility is perfect. I still favor the iPad over the others. The Surface is a mess!.

  • Report this Comment On February 28, 2013, at 11:39 PM, baozebub wrote:

    If you go to poor neighborhoods, you see a lot of Samsung phones and tablets.

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