Tag Archives: iPad

iPad’s slice of web share shrinks after Christmas – still at 79%

With the arrival of the Kindle Fire and new series of Nexus tablets, the iPad now has some serious competition in the tablet market. Although the manufacturers had to make their devices crazy cheap to compete on the numbers front, they’ve also done enough to make users want to use them longer than just the first few days. The latest analysis from…

Was Mr. Gates The Grinch to his kids’ Christmas this year?

Bill Gates created a decent amount of hatred and anger towards him over the holiday season this year. Not because of Microsoft itself or indeed any of his business endeavors. No, everyone is so annoyed with Mr. Gates because of the gifts he gave to his kids for Christmas this year. Perhaps a petty spark for an argument, but it does raise a good question…

iPad mini demand is almost impossible to satisfy

Not long after talking about people wanting Apple products, we are hearing more about the iPad mini being in crazy demand. So much so, that it is nearly, if not completely, sold out in China. Going on sale December 7th, the iPad mini has had increasingly high demand, which Brian White of Topeka Capital Markets called an “insatiable demand.” Part of the…

Multi-function devices are destroying sales of traditional MP3 players

This is nothing surprising. Since Apple very much pioneered the smartphone revolution with the original iPhone back in 2007 – and then the rise of tablets with the iPad in 2010 – our go-anywhere, handheld devices are becoming more and more capable of performing the tasks previously reserved for specialist gadgets. Because of this, traditional MP3 players…

App Store has a very Merry Christmas, revenue increases 70%

Tons of lucky people unwrapped shiny new iOS devices on Christmas morning, but new iOS customers weren’t the only ones having a good Christmas. The guys over at Apple had stuff to rejoice about as well, seeing as App Store downloads increased 87% and revenue jumped another 70%. This data comes from an analytics firm called Distimo, which also claims…