Christmas is usually the time when Apple products shine, but this time the iPad’s market share fell. Although its market share has fallen compared to the recent years, it is still dominating the market.
Data by web traffic monitoring firm, Chitika, reveals that web traffic generated by tablets two days after Christmas was dominated by the iPad by 78.86%. Sadly, this is down 7.14% before Christmas day arrived.
The biggest winner is the Amazon Kindle Fire, which was up 7.51% (an increase of 3.03% before Christmas). In second place are Samsung Galaxy tablets (both 7 and 10.1-inch), which are up 4.39% (an increase of1.38%). In third place are the Google Nexus 7 and Google Nexus 10 at 2.04% (an increase of 0.92%). The Microsoft Surface RT is slightly up at 0.40% (an increase 0.17% before Christmas). The Blackberry Playbook is down to 0.68% (a decrease of 0.02%).
Although the competition has gone up, the iPad is still the dominant force in the tablet market.
Chitika also compares web traffic generated by smartphones. The iPhone 5 dominates at 8.27% before Christmas (an increase of 1.11%). The Samsung Galaxy S3 is at second place at 4.29% (an increase of 1%). Both the original Samsung Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note 2 are at 1.02% (an increase of 0.17%). The relatively new Google Nexus 4 is at 0.06% (an increase of 0.02%). The HTC Droid DNA is at last place at 0.01% with no change.
Take note that Chitika’s data only applies to the US and Canada. This means that it may be a different case in the UK or in other areas around the world.
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