The new numbers are in from the IDC showing tablet sales and it looks like Apple might be losing some of its steam thanks to all the cheaper alternatives out there. Apple is still growing, just not as fast as Samsung, ASUS, and Amazon, which are all showing huge growth thanks to their impressive sales figures on smaller tablets. Apple is still the leaders, but that lead is slowing disappearing. CNET has more details.
While Apple is still the world's No. 1 tablet maker, Samsung is No. 2 and growing at a faster rate. Looking specifically at year-over-year growth from first quarter numbers, Apple grew by 65 percent -- not bad. But, Samsung grew by 282 percent, Asus grew by 350 percent, and Amazon grew by 157 percent.
The question is: Is this part and parcel of a bigger problem? Is the rest of the market getting smarter and better -- and also less expensive?