IDC: Apple dominates in tablets, but share shrinks

IDC: Apple dominates in tablets, but share shrinks

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MARCH 07: The new iPad is displayed during an Apple product launch event at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on March 7, 2012 in San Francisco, California. In the first product release following the death of Steve Jobs, Apple Inc. introduced the third version of the iPad and an updated Apple TV. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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Posted on February 1, 2013 at 11:24 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 31 at 12:19 AM

NEW YORK (AP) -- A research group says Apple continues to dominate in tablet computers, although its market share is shrinking because of growing competition.

   IDC said Thursday that Apple Inc. shipped 22.9 million iPads in the October-December quarter, during which it released a smaller version and updated its full-size models. That's a growth of 48 percent from the same period a year earlier. But Apple's market share fell to 44 percent, from 52 percent.

   Samsung Electronics Co., maker of the Galaxy line of devices, saw shipments more than triple to 7.9 million. Its market share expanded to 15 percent, from 7 percent. AsusTek Computer Inc., maker of the Transformer line and Google's Nexus 7, also saw shipments and market share increase.

   Amazon.com Inc.'s share fell despite shipping more Kindle Fires during the quarter.
 

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