Apple’s iPad for the past few years has been considered the tablet to beat, although recent reports seem to suggest that the Cupertino company’s tablet could be losing its grip on the market and lose market share to the likes to their Android competitors. Well thanks to a recent report from the IDG News Service, it certainly seems that is the case as far as the Chinese market is concerned. While Apple has typically maintained more than a 50% market share in China, the latest figures show that Apple’s iPad market share has experienced a drastic drop to about 28%.
However for Apple and iPad fans around the world, it is not all that bleak as 28% still puts Apple way ahead of the competition from the likes of Samsung who shipped around 11%, Lenovo at 8%, and other manufacturers at around 1% each. According to the report, some reasons why the iPad’s market share could be slipping is due to the affordability of tablets from Android competitors not just from Samsung or Lenovo, but “white box” vendors who are putting out low-cost tablets that appeal to those shopping on a budget. Will Apple’s iPad market share continue to slip or will Apple be able to pull themselves back up? We guess only time can tell!