Many people think that Apple’s strategy of sticking to the upper end of the tabletsmarket is the right one. It definitively boosts profit margins. As reported by Apple Balla, Apple is missing an opportunity to shake the tablet world by so clearly showing that they are not concerned with the lack of participation in the growing lower-end tablet market.
New 7.9 inch release of iPad Mini is selling for $399, $70 more than its predecessor. Apple customarily kept the price of new releases the same as old ones, but not this time. Rival tablets sell for less than $250. Since this low-end market for tablets is growing much faster than the market for Apple luxurious tablets, Apple is falling behind.
The fall in sharing the tablets market has been going on for a while. At the beginning, in 2010, Apple ruled the market with its first iPad, selling three quarters of all sold tablets. Android had only 22 percents. In 2012, Apple’s share was 46 percents, and it is expecting to fall to 36 percents, while Android will sell 60 percents. The trend is obvious, in spite of much larger number of apps for Apple tablets.
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