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Monday, 17 October 2011 11:15

Apple has nothing to worry about

Written by Nick Farell



It will rule tablets until 2015

Apple's actions to patent troll its rivals out of the market are probably not necessary, if a prediction from beancounters at Gartner are correct.

Big G thinks that the Apple keyboardless notebook will have halve share of 'media tablet' market at least until 2015  despite Android and Windows entry. It also thicks that sales will be about 60 per cent as big as PC market The predictions, which study the period from 2010 to 2015, are less hopeful about the current prospects for Google's Android.

Gartner thinks that the products appeal is limited by "high prices, weak user interface and limited tablet applications. It is only after 2014 that Milanesi sees Android, which is already available from a wide range of tablet manufacturers, gaining more than a 50 per cent share over Apple. She said that Apple delivers a superior and unified user experience across its hardware, software and services," she said. Unless competition respond with a similar approach, challenges to Apple's position will be minimal.

She reckons that Apple will command 73.4 per cent of the "media tablet" market this year, shipping nearly 47m devices, up from 14.6m in 2010.

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+4 #1 CppMonkey 2011-10-17 13:05
1 word, Amazon!
 
 
+3 #2 fuadzilla 2011-10-17 13:30
2 words. r.i.p. apple.
 
 
0 #3 dew111 2011-10-17 20:43
More consumers want a Windows tablet than iOS tablet. Microsoft's forthcoming Windows Phone + Windows 8 + XBox 360 ecosystem is much more appealing to a broader market, with much more coherent user interfaces across devices. Microsoft isn't just responding with a "similar" response, they are doing a far superior job at Apple's own ecosystem game. This "analyst" probably hasn't even tried Windows 8 yet (or Windows Phone 7.5 for that matter).
 
 
0 #4 Deanjo 2011-10-17 21:21
Quoting fuadzilla:
2 words. r.i.p. apple.


1 word, delusional
 
 
-2 #5 trajan2448 2011-10-18 11:23
Its amazing reading the haters idiot predictions through the years. Apple is the biggest most profitable computer and software company on earth, bigger than Microsoft. They will continue to innovate and grow for the next couple of years at least.
 
 
0 #6 Kryojenix 2011-10-18 12:11
I just missed out on the last batch of HP TM2 updated (Core i5) tablet PC's on eBay :sad: ... I'm hoping to sit tight until after the release of Windows 8. Hopefully *some* laptop manufacturer will see the market for a full x86-64 laptop with premium keyboard, touchpad and graphics chip as well as capacitative 10-point multi-touch *and* active (Wacom) pen tablet/rotating screen. Pretty, pretty please, somebody/anybody (even a Macbook!)...(actually I guess a Macbook wouldn't be dependent upon Windows 8, so probably I'll be hoping for Fujitsu, Lenovo, Dell, Toshiba or back to HP to bring out that goddamned TM2 successor!
 
 
-1 #7 markhahn 2011-10-18 17:19
what Apple needs to worry about its own increasing dickishness. in the short term, dick-moves like abusing IP protection to damage Samsung might work. eventually, the legions of koolaid-drinkers will notice that their jesus company is not only jesus-less, but actually really dickish. do apple-heads really not mind the huge profit margins?
 

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