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Tablets are (slowly) taking over for paper books and magazines, Gartner finds

July 5th, 2012

Paper-based books aren’t in any danger of becoming vinyl record-style novelties anytime soon, but Gartner says that they’re increasingly being read less frequently in favor of digital books read on tablets. Gartner analyst Carolina Milanesi says that a new survey conducted by her firm shows that “more than 50 percent of media tablet owners prefer …

Tablet sales to double in 2012

April 10th, 2012

Worldwide consumer tablet sales are forecasted to reach 118.9 million units in 2012, according to market research firm Gartner. The figure represents a 98% increase from 2011, when Gartner says 60 million media tablets were sold. The firm predicts Apple’s iPad will continue to be the dominant tablet and is projected to account for 61.4% …

In a post-PC world, Gartner sees PC growth accelerating in 2012

March 8th, 2012

Apple on Wednesday unveiled its new iPad, a sleek slate with a stunning 2,048 x 1,536-pixel Retina Display, a speedy Apple A5X processor and embedded 4G LTE. The Cupertino, California-based company repeatedly tossed around its “post-PC” buzzword — Apple’s post-PC devices accounted for 76% of its revenue in the fourth quarter last year — and …

Gartner: Apple leads smartphone sales to new heights

February 15th, 2012

Global smartphone sales increased 47.3% to 149 million units in the fourth quarter of 2011, according to market research firm Gartner. Total smartphone sales for the full year increased 58% to 472 million units and accounted for 31% of all mobile devices sold. The record sales were led by Apple’s iPhone, which sold 37 million …

Apple is now the largest buyer of semiconductors in the world

January 24th, 2012

Apple is now the largest buyer of semiconductors in the world, according to market research firm Gartner. The Cupertino-based company trailed both Samsung and HP in 2010, however Apple’s spending is estimated to have jumped 34.6% in 2011. The company spent $17.3 billion on semiconductors in 2011, or 5.7% of the total share of chip purchases. Coming …

Apple loses smartphone share in Q3 as Android maintains explosive growth

November 15th, 2011

Google’s Android platform continued to grow rapidly in the third quarter of 2011 as shipments of Apple’s iPhone declined. New data released by market research firm Gartner on Tuesday shows that Android powered more than half of the smartphones that sold to end users last quarter at 52%. In the same quarter last year, Android …

More money being spent on online music than ever before, Gartner says

November 9th, 2011

More money is being spent purchasing music online than ever before according to a new report from Gartner. The firm’s data suggests that consumer spending on online music will reach $6.3 billion this year, up from $5.9 billion in 2010. “As consumers opt for connected devices — media tablets, smartphones and connected media players — across …

Gartner: Apple’s iPad still has no competition this holiday season

September 22nd, 2011

Apple’s wildly popular iPad 2 will have “free run” in the tablet market this holiday season according to market research firm Gartner. As many Apple competitors continue to spin their wheels, Gartner says global tablet sales are on pace to total 63.6 million units in 2011. Only 17.6 million consumer tablets were sold in 2010, …