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Dave Sasson
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Re: Apple's tablet market share
Dave Sasson   5/30/2011 9:31:08 AM
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Apple is not looking to repeat any supply chain problems again, since leaving approximately $1 billion on the table from not being able to meet demand on their products prior.  In order to prevent this from happening again, Apple has taken a proactive approach and has been hoarding up components to protect themselves from potentially supply shortages.  Although there is increasing competition, Apple doesn’t want to give the competition a reason for the consumers to try another tablet due to product unavailability.  


Backorder
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Re: Apple's tablet market share
Backorder   5/30/2011 9:01:56 AM
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hwong points out the "competency in supply chain management" at apple. Apple seems to have learnt its lesson by losing revenue due to demand supply gaps. Its now stocking up on the essential components with a half yearly forecast and we could see some aggressive marketing to capture lost ground. Also, with the explosive growth of tablet market losing a minor share to other competitors might not reflect too poorly in the revenue growths. I would still assume that Apple retains its share.

hwong
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Apple's tablet market share
hwong   5/6/2011 4:01:56 PM
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Study might show Apple is losing market share down the road but don't forget the tablet market is growing tremendously. Apple will have less market share but total revenue will still go up quite a bit. With their competency in supply chain management and profit margin control, Apple will still outperform peers to make their smart devices not so smart.

jbond
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Re: iPad : Tablets Market Gets Toughing Competitively
jbond   4/30/2011 9:08:59 AM
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@Wale Bakare

You are totally correct. I don't really see anybody overtaking the Ipad anytime soon. I was just looking at Blackberry's new tablet the other day. My husband and I both have Blackberries, but thought their tablet was just too small. I think size and available options are always going to be a concern for potential buyers. Right now, Apple has the lead. In the next year or two somebody might have a development to overtake the current king.

Kunmi
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Re: iPad : Tablets Market Gets Toughing Competitively
Kunmi   4/27/2011 9:27:00 AM
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Agreed. Delay caused by Japan's earthquake is having a serious impact on Apples. Though ipads are genrally accepted and the tablet is just emerging in the market, Apples will need to diversify and look for the way to meet the needs of its customers. The world of technology is not static, this is the era of ipads but down the road, new device may emerge. Apples competitors can take advantage of this supply/demand problem

Wale Bakare
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Re: iPad : Tablets Market Gets Toughing Competitively
Wale Bakare   4/27/2011 7:57:51 AM
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@jbond you are right.In fact Apple's biggest problem right now is not having enough inventory for sales and any delays caused by the Japan earthquake.

Japan quake & tsunami coupled with noise from Android OS, Apple's ipad remains unique to consumers.


 With all the Android based OS tablets in market still no strong challenger to Apple's ipad device despite the competition. Am opininon that - likely no device will be capable of overtaking ipad market lead for the next few years. What do you think?

jbond
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Re: iPad : Tablets Market Gets Toughing Competitively
jbond   4/27/2011 7:38:31 AM
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I think Apples biggest competitor is the Android system it's self. With there being 7 noteworthy tablets out there running Android software, they are all fighting for a piece of Apple's market share. Apple will obviously lose out on some sales going to the competitors, but I don't feel like there is any only tablet that is going to over throw the Ipads dominance. In fact Apple's biggest problem right now is not having enough inventory for sales and any delays caused by the Japan earthquake.

Wale Bakare
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iPad : Tablets Market Gets Toughing Competitively
Wale Bakare   4/22/2011 5:09:40 PM
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Apple will face tough battle in market share globally, with the look of things from 4th quarter of 2011 presumeably. However, superb graphical apps currenly playing to its advantage for ipads market portion in North America and other parts of the world.

Nonetheless, how would ipad 2 fight off the 7 Android platform based tablet computers : (1) Motorola Xoom (2) Viewsonic Viewpad (3) Asus Eepad Memo (4) Dell Streak7 (5) Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (6) Notion Ink Adam (7) LG Optimus Pad as well as Blackberry's playbook tablet - Blackberry OS; HP Touch pad - HP Web OS  and Dell Inspiron Duo tablet - Windows 7 OS?





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