Tablet wars: Apple cedes market share to Samsung

By Ben Walsh
November 1, 2013

Today is the release date for Apple’s new iPad Air. Globally, Apple continues to dominate the growing tablet market. But as these Reuters charts show, in the last year, Samsung has been gaining ground, more than doubling the number of tablets it has shipped, and taking market share from Apple:


As for the new iPad sales, the crowd at Apple’s flagship New York store this morning does not appear to be the crazy launch day that the company was expecting (via Joe Weisenthal):

 

 

 

 

 

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Apple is the best.

Posted by obstreperous | Report as abusive

the whole market grew, apple lost nothing and samsung sold more units… how exactly did apple lost to samsung? This chart does not represent market share you do realize that right? Good misleading interpretation though. ;)

PS Apple is conservative with sales numbers and report units ACTUALLY sold. Samsung like to report what they shipped. No one is buying samsung tablets… trust me.

Posted by Preditor | Report as abusive

your continuing campaign against Apple is truly amazing
I thought that news organizations were supposed to be more neutral – maybe not in politics but certainly in business and news articles
I have never seen any evidence of neutrality when it comes to Apple – only articles totally slanted towards Samsung
do you guys own Samsung/Google shares???
must really burn your ass to know that Apple products are superior in every product category

Posted by inreality | Report as abusive