Apple's iPad Goes on a Diet

As we move into what's by far the most important time of year for Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) , investors are holding their breath to see what the tech giant has in store for the latest updates to its iPhone and iPad line of products. Over the past several weeks, much has been made about rumors over the changes coming to the increasingly important iPad Mini. However over the past few days, the focus has shifted toward its bigger brother -- the 9.7-inch iPad. According to a flurry of reports, the iPad's gone on a serious diet since its most recent update last October, which should hopefully keep the tablet ahead of the growing pack of imitators. In this video, tech and telecom analyst Andrew Tonner discusses the news in greater detail and explains why it should matter to investors.

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  • Report this Comment On August 18, 2013, at 7:45 PM, secularinvestor wrote:

    "The iPad has lost market share to other tablets?" Who says so? Oh yes Strategy Analytic, IDC etc.

    But we know that Strategy Analytics acts as a PR firm for Samsung, who are too embarrassed by their poor sales to publish their tablet sales data. Instead, every quarter after Samsung's earnings, Strategy Analytics (whose Korean office is in Samsung's Building) come out with their flattering "shipment" numbers.

    AppleInsider have done a forensic examination of Strategy Analytics' tablet numbers and show how they have hyped up Android's sales and gone back and altered their historic data to flatter Android shipments.

    WHERE ARE THE MISSING MILLIONS OF ANDROID TABLETS

    When are Motley Fool and other reputable journalists going to investigate Strategy Analytics and other paid IT analysts' Android shipment numbers? According to them, Android has over 70% of tablet market share. BUT WHERE ARE THEY?

    The most obvious use for a tablet is to surf the internet. But the iPad totally dominates the internet, with Android tablets barely registering on internet usage surveys?

    Fact: According to Chitika iPad share of internet usage has increased from around 81% to over 84%, while ALL other tablets' share, including Android, have declined to less than 16%. Note: this is at a time when Android share of tablet sales are supposed to have increased and iPads share declined.

    Fact: According to Opera Mediaworks the iPad accounts for 92.2 percent of its tablet traffic - Android and all other tablets account for less than 8%

    Fact: NetMarketShare gives iOS 57.56 percent traffic share within the "Mobile + Tablet" segment. Android has less than half that, just 24.66 percent. (yes that's BOTH Android phones and Android tablets register just 24.66%)

    Fact: In the Apple v Samsung trial in San Jose last summer the evidence showed that Samsung actually sold just TEN PERCENT of the Tablets they claim to have "shipped".

    Fact: Last fall IBM found in a survey that the iPad accounted for 88% of all online shopping.

    For those interested in how Strategy Analytics falsified and hyped up Android Tablet numbers check out this article:

    appleinsider(Dot)com/articles/13/07/31/strategy-analytics-finds-millions-of-android-tablets-rewrites-ipad-history

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