Microsoft has been kicking a lot of goals with its third generation Surface Tablets. The Surface Pro 3 has now been out for nearly a year, and the Surface 3 arrived here in Australia this month.
Tablet sales (including iPad) have been falling worldwide, but Microsoft have been bucking the trend with its third generation of Surface. It hit home when I visited the JB Hi-Fi home page today and saw this in the dropdown menu:
Note the Surface link is bold and large on the site…
While the Surface Pro 3 grew sales for Microsoft 127% in Q1 this year, iPad sales fell by 18% at the end of last year and fell further than expected un Q1 2015.
The lower priced Surface 3 was launched in this current quarter and it has also been well received by critics. Starting at $499 US it should make further in roads to the iPad market share.
I’m not saying that iPad is going away anytime soon, but these are significant numbers that show that consumer and business interest has finally shifted beyond iPad.
As a windows tablet guy since 2002 the world has seemed like a pretty lonely place. Particularly in the last few years that iPad has been dominating. Now in 2015 I’m not alone anymore and it’s kind of weird!
Why are people moving over to Surface from iPad? Bruce from FrugalTech explains it well: