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A tear in the space time continuum caused slab sales growth to slip in Q3 – or perhaps it was just that retailers and distributors decided to order fewer ageing devices ahead of planned product refreshes. It is indeed more likely the second issue: limited tablet shipments into the UK channel meant that we saw just 2.63 million …

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Anonymous Coward

How much of the Other section was Google?

Pretty big methinks. Most people I know own Nexus slabs, so it's craxy to lump them in the other section.

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The 'others'

For such a significant market share, 'others' should be affecting apps/media sales. But all it's doing is allowing them the 'researchers' to fudge the market share of everyone else...

http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/11/16/the-curious-case-of-idc-gartner-strategy-analytics-pc-phone-tablet-data-on-apple

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Anonymous Coward

Re: The 'others'

Q3, crikey here we go again, why not look at Q4 sales that include all the newly released stuff.

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Re: The 'others'

Apparently 'others' stretches right out to £39 kiddie tablets.

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Disaster!

Apple only grew sales by 8% during a recession, they are clearly done for.

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Re: Disaster!

And without the iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina versions having hit the streets .. i.e. people holding back purchases for the new models. Come back again in Feb'14. Pure Reg click bait.

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Another Question ...

What was Apple's share of the profit in the tablet market?

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Anonymous Coward

iOS7 transports Apple to the grave yard

There are problems with browsing the web using tablets running iOS7.0.3 and iOS7.0.4 which will depress any Christmas sales hopes for Apple tablets. See the Apple Support Community under Ios7 problems, safari crashes to get a flavour of what is happening in the real world where users expect things to work.

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