HindustanTimes Tue,16 Sep 2014

Apple's popularity among gadget fans dropping

ANI  Sydney, December 03, 2012
First Published: 10:42 IST(3/12/2012) | Last Updated: 12:49 IST(4/12/2012)

Apple, the company that changed the way to listening music and touching mobile phones, is in danger of losing its fans.

After a series of iPhone 5 missteps and delays in delivering products, the company's popularity is diving and rivals are scooping up disgruntled Apple fans.

The company's share of the tablet computer market has fallen to its lowest mark, with figures this week revealing consumers flocking to Google.

Apple has also lost the title of smart phone king to Samsung, reports.

Apple's latest blow came in the tablet market after ABI Research found its share fell to its lowest ebb since the iPad's launch in 2010.

According to the report, Apple iPads made up 55 percent of all tablets in the year's third quarter, the company found, while Google Android-run tablet computers accounted for 44 percent.

ABI Research senior practice director Jeff Orr said that Apple's launch of the iPad Mini 'acknowledged' growing competition from Google tablets but the smaller device has yet to knock them out of the market, the report said.

"It has failed to deliver a knock-out punch through innovation, pricing and availability during the most critical selling period of the year," Mr Orr said.

According to the report, Apple also lost the title of world's biggest selling smart phone between July and September after Samsung's Galaxy S III pipped the iPhone 4S to the top spot, being snapped up by an extra 1.8 million people worldwide.

more from Business

Govt to decide on diesel deregulation after state polls

The local prices of the fuel are currently higher than the global rates, making a case for a cut in retail prices.This is for the first time this has happened,  due to a sustained monthly rise in local prices since January 2013.
Most Popular
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved