Archive for the 'iPad' Category

Does OS Market Share Matter?

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Gartner has new research that compares sales of PCs, tablets and smartphones across the respective operating systems. The headline is that tablet sales are slowing. However, does it matter?
The ever insightful Benedict Evans also has a new post where he explains that we are in the uncharted territory where a minority market share is still […]

App Purchase/Subscription Insights

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Branchfire have a new US mobile app study of 2,042 adults, conducted by by Harris Poll on app-buying habits. 76% of people download apps while 57% have never paid for an app. 70% of people have downloaded more than 10 apps. The study also gives useful information on highest amounts paid for apps, monthly app […]

The Future of Apple Pay and NFC

Monday, September 15th, 2014

I have been analysing Apple Pay to determine if it’s likely to accelerate mobile payment in general and the use of NFC. FirstPartner have an explanation how Apple Pay Works and Penrillian explain how the market isn’t open yet.
The initial implementation is US only, supports only 1.5% of US merchants, relies on the unpopular […]

Comprehensive Mobile Device Usage Report (and data)

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Scientiamobile has a MOVR report for April to July 2014. It’s a free report (pdf) based on WURFL and WIT usage data. It gives information on smartphone and tablet use across manufacturers, devices, operating systems, screens size and countries. 

The report covers only a small subset of the raw data that’s also available as […]

IDC Tablet Shipments Q2 2014

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

IDC has the latest Q2 2014 tablets shipments. The market declined a little by 1.5% with Apple and Acer seeing the larger market share losses. Lenovo saw the largest market share percentage gain. However, a large percentage gain of not a lot (2.4%) is still not a lot (3.3%).
 
IDC say the market is being impacted […]

Strategy Analytics Tablet Shipments

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Strategy Analytics have published new research for global tablet shipments in Q1 2014. Total shipments reached 57.6 million devices with Android taking 66 percent share and Apple 28 percent.
 

[If you are wondering, the black cell should read 19.5 - not sure why it’s black on the Strategy Analytics site]
What’s more interesting than the Android/iOS shares is […]

iOS and UIQ

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Every time Apple starts a new patent trial I think how Apple wasn’t that innovative in that some aspects of iOS were found in Symbian’s touch screen OS UIQ. However, it’s my belief that Apple’s deserved success came through being able to cleverly commercialise the innovations when others had failed. 
I have previously mentioned how tapping […]

Gartner Tablet Sales

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Gartner’s latest tablet sales numbers show that Android tablets sales exceeded iOS tablet sales for the first time in 2013. Android now has a 61.9% market share while iOS market share has decreased from 52.8% to 36%.
 
As with smartphones, Gartner says smaller low-cost (7") tablets are driving growth. Apple say they won’t go this […]