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Amazon Steals 14% Tablet Market Share In Q4, Apple Share Drops To 57%

February 26, 2012 Leave a comment

It was clear since the Fire first debuted that it would launch some competitive product for Apple’s iPad, which has been dominated the market since it arrived. But today iSuppli has provided up a small insight into just how fierce the competition really is.

The research firm, Apple’s market share in the tablet arena went down form 64 percent in Q3 to 57 percent in Q4, with Amazon nabbing a 14 percent share.

Though the price tag $200 on the Kindle Fire seems to be an enough temptation for tablet buyers, according to IHS research Apple customers were more diverted away from the iPad by the iPhone 4S that they were the Fire.

It would seem as though that $200 price tag on the Kindle Fire was temptation enough for tablet buyers, but according to IHS research Apple customers were more swayed away from the iPad by the iPhone 4S than they were the Fire.

Including Christmas sales, Apple shipped at least 15.4 million iPads while Amazon had shipped 3.9 million Fires. It’s important to note that shipments are a very different number than sales, but with both of these products selling well we wouldn’t consider these numbers misleading by any means.

iSuppli projects that the iPad 3, which will most certainly be the superior device, will help Apple recapture any market share it lost over the past few months, but with such a gap between price points, anything can happen.

Meanwhile, Samsung’s Galaxy Tabs and Barnes & Noble’s Nook Tablet took the third and fourth spots, with 8 percent and 7 percent shares respectively.

Source: techcrunch

Latest iPad 3 Rumor Tips ‘A5X’ Chipset

February 23, 2012 Leave a comment

The rumors about iPad are in full vigor, and the latest news is on a chipset known as the A5X.

As reported by MacRumors, the forum for Chinese website WeiPhone includes a post with a image of the next-gen iPad’s logic board. The system-on-a-chip is labeled “A5X” and seems to have been produced in November 2011.

Apple watchers were under the thought that the chip in the company’s next iPad would be named the A6, because the first iPad had the name A4 and iPad 2 had the A5.

Earlier this year, 9to5Mac reported that the iPad 3 would  consist of a quad-core ship since Apple’s iOS 5.1 beta code included references to core management capabilities for quad-core processors.

It will be confusing when we think whose points are right. In such cases, it is best to take leaked photos and other Apple rumors not by word for word until Cupertino actually launches its products.  Apple is rumored to be holding its press event for the next iPad during the first week in March in San Francisco, so stay tuned.

We’ve certainly not been at a loss for iPad rumors lately – from retina displays and better cameras to a smaller, 8-inch model and 4G LTE capabilities. What do you hope to see? Let us know in the comments. Until then, see what PCMag’s Editor-in-Chief Dan Costa does not want in the iPad 3.

Source: pcmag

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The ‘Real’ iPad 3 Not Coming Until Late 2012

November 10, 2011 Leave a comment

The ‘real’ iPad 3 will be launched late in 2012 at the earliest.

Apple’s  announcement of iPhone 4S in October of this year, made many disappoint. Most them felt that the phone was just a follow-on to its previous baby brother iPhone 4, carries its resemblance much and not wholly a new device. Apple has done this before, with the iPhone 3G and the iPhone 3GS, and it has become the trend of releasing an updated version of previous device is spreading to other Apple products.

A report in Digitimes says that, while Apple’s newest iPad will hit the market in March of next year, it will not be the ‘real’ iPad 3. But, the iPad that was seen in 2012 will be an updated iPad 2. The website also cites supply chain sources that say the ‘real’ iPad 3 will not be unveiled until the third quarter of 2012, at the earliest. It will not be surprising at all, if this turns out to be true, after all, it wouldn’t be the first time Apple has put off a full upgrade in favor of minor upgrades to last year’s model. Add to that the fact that the iPad 2 was already a pretty major upgrade from the iPad 1, including a whole new design, and it seems pretty likely. According to the Digitimes report, the iPad 2 upgrade will have a longer battery life and a slightly slimmer design.

Source: tomsguide

Apple changes up iPad 2 Smart Covers

October 24, 2011 Leave a comment

Apple has not only made update to the MacBook Pro line, but also in iPad Cover. Yes, iPad Smart Cover product section is changed on the Apple Store at present. The Smart Cover is Apple’s Magnetic flap/stand accessory. This Smart Cover acts as a protector for the iPad 2’s display.

Few changes were made on Monday to the Smart cover listings. Among them the most significant updates are that the company has dropped the orange Smart Cover entirely from its offerings, and replaced it with a dark gray color of choice. Both the orange and the new dark gray version are polyurethane Smart Covers. These polyurethane Smart Covers are not more expensive Italian leather variety.

The polyurethane Smart Covers now also feature color-matched microfiber linings for each color option, including light gray, blue, green, pink and the new dark gray designs. Earlier, the  color-matched interiors were limited to the leather Smart Covers.

On Apple’s main iPad site, the orange version still seems to be as mentioned above, the polyurethane versions still all have the same gray microfiber lining, and the dark gray cover hasn’t yet been added, but the dark gray cover is listed as “In Stock” and ready to ship on Apple’s online store.

Source: gigaom