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Surface Mini – will an 8-inch tablet stop Apple?

Surface Mini – will an 8-inch tablet stop Apple?

There’s little doubt now that Microsoft will eventually release a smaller version of its Surface tablet. Reports this week suggest that the supposedly delayed Microsoft Surface Mini will make its first debut at the next Surface event, one taking place on the 20th of May in New York City. This release may very well be so important that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will be officiating.

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IDC tablet shipment numbers show high growth for all but Apple

IDC tablet shipment numbers show high growth for all but Apple

IDC has released its third-quarter numbers on the tablet industry, and in them we see good news for four of the top five tablet vendors, with all but Apple seeing growth -- in a couple cases, substantial growth -- year-on-year. For Samsung in particular, the market share numbers compared to the same quarter last year rose by 8-percent, taking the Korean company above the 20-percent mark.

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Does Apple drive the tablet market, or ASUS?

Does Apple drive the tablet market, or ASUS?

This afternoon the folks at the IDC released quarterly worldwide shipment numbers for tablets, suggesting as they did so that a slump in the market this quarter may be due to Apple's lack of a new iPad. And we got to thinking: it's easy to relate the growth of the tablet industry over the past several years to the iPad - but what can we see if we pinpoint the releases of individual tablets from each of the other top two tablet-making companies to their quarters? Is it the iPad that's driving this growth, or the release of excellent tablet packages by non-Apple companies?

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Tablets and Android drive Post-PC world (but ignore Apple’s ecosystem at your peril)

Tablets and Android drive Post-PC world (but ignore Apple’s ecosystem at your peril)

The post-PC era continues to see tablets and smartphones drive overall growth, researchers claim, with traditional PC shipments predicted to decline more than 10-percent this year. 2013 sales of computing hardware - including tablets, smartphones, and PCs - are expected to grow 5.9-percent year on year in 2013, Gartner calculates, but that will be predominantly down to slates, it's argued. In fact, compared to 2012, tablet sales are expected to jump almost 68-percent.

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Apple predicted to lose tablet market share to Android, Windows over the next 4 years

Apple predicted to lose tablet market share to Android, Windows over the next 4 years

Apple’s iPad line, including the new iPad mini, has become the most successful series of tablets ever built, claiming over half the tablet market share. However, Android is slowly chipping away at that figure, and is gaining tablet market share while Apple is slowly losing it. It's predicted that Apple will lose a few percentage points, while both Android and Windows will gain a few.

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Apple loses Samsung tablet appeal: Must pay for apology adverts

Apple loses Samsung tablet appeal: Must pay for apology adverts

A London High Court judge ruled back in July that Samsung hadn't copied the Apple iPad with its Galaxy Tab 10. As you might expect, that really didn't set well with Apple who remained convinced that Samsung was slavishly copying everything it produced. Apple appealed the court ruling and as of this week, Apple has lost that appeal with the judge again ruling that Samsung didn't copy the iPad.

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Apple nets 72% of Chinese tablet market during Q2 2012

Apple nets 72% of Chinese tablet market during Q2 2012

Apple might be getting some stiff competition here in the United States, but in China, the company may as well be the only one playing the game. Digitimes reports that 2.34 million tablets were sold in China during quarter 2 (which ended in July), and of those, around 1.7 million sales were iPads. That leaves Apple with a mind-numbing 72.66% of the market share, so just let that sink in for a moment.

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iPad dominance grows: Apple could be “default” choice amid tablet gush

iPad dominance grows: Apple could be “default” choice amid tablet gush

Apple's iPad continues to dominate the tablet market despite the best efforts of the Android competition, new research suggests, with record-setting sales of the iOS slate outshining even Samsung's buoyant numbers. Although mature markets are showing signs of iPad saturation, developing markets are "clearly more than making up the difference" research firm IDC claims, with its 68.2-percent marketshare in Q2 2012 more than seven times that of Samsung.

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Apple grabs the bulk of the tablet market for Q2

Apple grabs the bulk of the tablet market for Q2

The numbers for the tablet market in Q2 2012 are in from Strategy Analytics. The analytics firm tracks tablet sales globally to give us an idea of how many units are sold overall and who has the biggest chunk of the market. Apple recently noted in its own quarterly earnings that iPad sales were up 52% in revenue and 84% by unit, to $9 billion and 17 million units sold.

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Apple coughs up $2.6m to block Samsung tablet sales

Apple coughs up $2.6m to block Samsung tablet sales

Apple has opened its purse and swiftly paid the $2.6m bond required to block sales of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the US, after a court granted a preliminary injunction against the Android slate. The bond - a drop in the ocean given Apple's current financial status - will be subject to forfeit to Samsung should the injunction be subsequently deemed improper. However, Samsung has requested that the block on sales be held off until its appeal can be heard.

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Apple testing Nexus Tablet competitor in iPad mini

Apple testing Nexus Tablet competitor in iPad mini

This week there's been a bit of speculation surrounding the miniature, perhaps half-sized tablet Apple may or may not be working on behind the scenes. Earlier this week we heard Daring Fireball's John Gruber mention that a 7.85-inch model of the Apple tablet is currently in testing labs, though whether or not it would actually be considered for release seemed a different matter entirely. Now that Google Nexus Tablet rumors have caught fire again, is it time for Apple to get serious about tackling the mid-sized market?

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