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What tablets can learn from iPods

13 Apr motorola-android-tablet

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It is safe to say that the iPad, like the iPod has become another runaway hit.

Both products were not the first of their kind. Competitors have been making portable music players and hand-held tablets for years. What really sets Apple apart this time around is its past experience with the iPod, which dominated portable electronics for nearly 10 years at the iPad launch.

By first creating iOS, the iPod, iTunes, and the app store; the decade leading up to the iPad has laid an unbeatable foundation. This sort of effort has never really been seen and any competitor will have to appreciate that the iPad is much more then a tablet.

The iPod strategy was a bluff, relying on slick design and the advent of legal digital downloads. To knock out the iPad, you will need more then better specs and price points. You’re going to have to take the time and put in the work.

According to TrendForce, Sales of Tablet and Notebook accounted for 18.1% increase year over year of Mobile PC Shipments

31 Mar NB_growth

Figure-1: Markets Driving Tablet, NB(Notebook), DT(Desktop) Growth

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According to surveys conducted by TrendForce, notebook demand is likely to be repressed by the considerable surge of the tablet shipments, the shipments of notebook (netbook included) will only be 208 million units, a mere 7.3% YoY increase. In addition, the shipment of netbook will decrease 25% from last year, with an estimating 25 million units. On the other hand, tablet shipment will surge to 39.5 million units with a 152.4% increase YOY.

Notebook market is being heavily cannibalized by tablets. The total shipment of Mobile PC in 2011 were expected to advance to 247.5 million in 2011 with an 18.1% increase year over year, sustaining an approximately 20% of growth as previous years.

Figure-2: 2010-2011 Mobile PC shipment

2010(E)

YoY

2011(F)

YoY

NB(netbook included)

194M

21.3%

208M

7.3%

Netbook

33.2M

17.0%

25M

-24.6%

Tablet PC

15.7M

N/A

39.5M

152.4%

NB(netbook included)+ Tablet PC

209.6M

31.2%

247.5M

18.1%

Source: TrendForce, Mar., 2011

Possible Sign of Slow Down in Demand for Apple products

24 Mar iphone-ipad2

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Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) may not be the best choice for investor to harbor through market crisis. Apple is commonly believed to be a consumer discretionary company and sensitive to changes in the economy. Apple products are unprecedented in ways that these consumer discretionary items transcended popular culture and way of living. Apple sold 16.2 million units of iPhones in the fiscal first quarter alone. With the recent release of iPad 2 many believe that Apple will further expand. (more…)