Apple's iPad losing market share in China

The iPad's market share in China tumbled to 28% of the computer-tablet market in Q2 from 49% last year, IDC estimates, affected by the growth of cheaper devices running Google's Android. Shipments of the Apple (AAPL) product rose to 1.48M units from 1.15M.

Samsung's (SSNLF.PK) share increased to 11% from 6% as deliveries surged to 571,000, from 133,000.

Third-placed Lenovo (LNVGF.PK) experienced a drop in share to 8% from 9% even as shipments more than doubled to 413,000, from 204,000.

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  • Sam Liu
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    Yea right, I see a ton of those Samsung Galaxy Tablets on the streets of Shanghai and Hong Kong.


    Though the cheaper Galaxy Phones are present in Shanghai.
    21 Aug 2013, 04:57 AM Reply Like
  • chopchop0
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    It's ok.


    AAPL bulls tell me that AAPL only cares about the high-end niche of the market. Declining sales will be counteracted with sky high gross margins.
    21 Aug 2013, 08:27 AM Reply Like
  • jimgee
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    If Apple lost 21% of mkt share, Lenovo dropped 1%, and Samsung gained only 5%, who garnered the other gains of 17%???
    21 Aug 2013, 08:39 AM Reply Like
  • chabig
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    The math doesn't work like that. The percentage gains and losses compare recent sales to past sales for each vendor, not the overall market. Plus, the three companies noted together have a combined market share of under 50%. Obviously there are other competitors.
    21 Aug 2013, 09:00 AM Reply Like
  • jasaggie
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    If this is true, then is it really "Market Share"?
    21 Aug 2013, 09:59 AM Reply Like
  • Sam Liu
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    "who garnered the other gains of 17%???"


    Why do a majority of customers buy products whose quality is so shoddy!
    21 Aug 2013, 01:21 PM Reply Like
  • lee.e.logan
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    Apple lost 21% market share.


    Samsung soaked up 5%.


    Lenovo was flat.


    Other huge Asian OEMs Acer and Asus have insignificant share.


    What happened to the other 16%?
    21 Aug 2013, 09:06 AM Reply Like
  • mphill47
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    APPL better make very cheap phone for the China Mobile deal or they are toast.
    21 Aug 2013, 10:31 AM Reply Like
  • rocback
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    A combination of a cheaper phone and a China Mobile deal could be announced in tandem on Sept 10th. A cheaper phone could eventually garner a 20% share of China Mobile subscribers or 150 million more I phones added to the Apple ecco system. That would cause a $100 pop in the stock price over night.
    21 Aug 2013, 12:12 PM Reply Like
  • de telegraaf
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    It is an art to turn positive news into negativity all the time just for the purpose of AAPL bashing. How about the fact, that even without having a new iPad product Apple managed to increase its sales in China by 29% in this period? Just wait what happens if a new Apple product hits the market. It will leave the then-old Galaxies in its wake.
    21 Aug 2013, 12:27 PM Reply Like
  • rrosey2
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    Apple sales of iPads are up in China. That is the news (ie: more profits)
    21 Aug 2013, 08:43 PM Reply Like
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