FORTUNE -- Business Insider's Henry Blodget has a message for Apple "fans" -- an expression he used eight times in the space of one heavily illustrated post Friday, starting with the headline:
Buttressing his message is a deck of slides -- including the one above -- originally presented as part of his keynote at BI's Ignition conference earlier this week.
Like most of the reporters who covered IDC's latest smartphone sales report, Blodget left out the important caveat about both tablet and smartphone sales in Q3: Millions of Apple customers were holding out for this year's models, lowering Apple's Q2 and Q3 market share and creating pent-up demand for Q4.
Besides, if Apple (AAPL) is "blowing it" based on the tablet sales data presented here, what do you call what Microsoft (MSFT), Amazon (AMZN), Research in Motion (BBRY) and Barnes and Noble (BKS) are doing?
For the rest of Blodget's slide deck, click here.
Apple's latest full-sized iPad is lighter and faster. Is that enough?
FORTUNE -- If you're the undisputed tablet market leader, how do you one-up yourself? Redesign your bestselling product so that it's faster, thinner, and lighter and give it a name that screams "change."
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Chinese computer maker introduces Yoga, its Android tablets that break the mold.
FORTUNE -- Who says tablets have to be flat? There was no decree from Steve Jobs, no edict from Amazon (AMZN), Google (GOOG), or Samsung. Oh, and Ashton Kutcher thinks it's unnecessary (more on that later). Yet the tablet market today is a sea of often indistinguishable flat slates in which hardware innovation is measured in thinness, screen resolution, MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - Oct 31, 2013 11:00 AM ET
Buyers can use other FON routers anywhere, free of charge.
By Michal Lev-Ram, writer
FORTUNE -- The "sharing economy" seems to be working for cars and vacation rentals, so why not Wi-Fi?
FON, a Madrid-based company, is trying to cash in on the growing collaborative consumption trend by offering a new, $59 router that turns home Wi-Fi networks into community hotspots. Users open up their network to other FON members, and MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Oct 23, 2013 11:24 AM ET
A first look at Apple's latest tablets.
FORTUNE -- If you're the undisputed tablet market leader, how do you one-up yourself? Simple. With serious upgrades to the full-sized iPad and iPad Mini.
This Tuesday, Apple (AAPL) introduced the iPad Air, a redesigned full-sized tablet with 9.7-inch display that takes design cues from the iPad Mini, including diamond-cut chamfered edges and thinner vertical borders. The "Air" moniker refers to the tablet's newfound lightness: MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 22, 2013 5:15 PM ET
A graphical look at the state of play on the eve of another Apple special event.
FORTUNE -- Anticipating some iPad news out of Apple (AAPL) Tuesday, I'm trying to get a picture of the state of play in the global tablet market from published graphs and charts. Most of the attached are based on IDC data. If you spot any that are fresher -- or better -- please send them MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 21, 2013 2:25 PM ET
Banning personal devices at work might safeguard sensitive networks, but new research shows younger employees increasingly circumvent the rules.
By Clay Dillow
FORTUNE -- It's difficult enough to keep a sprawling company IT network safe from external threats, but as younger generations that grew up in the always-connected Internet age continue to move into the workforce, it's growing increasingly difficult to protect it from threats within. A new 20-country survey by MOREOct 21, 2013 10:49 AM ET
Both Gartner and IDC show summer Mac sales down as tablets replace PCs in schools.
FORTUNE -- An Apple (AAPL) summer tradition -- strong back-to-school sales of the Mac -- finally got broken by the same disruption that has been draining growth out of the entire PC industry: The booming tablet market that Apple created when it launched the iPad in 2010.
Gartner and IDC released their third quarter PC shipment reports MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 10, 2013 7:33 AM ET
One factor is how quickly they respond to a touch on the screen.
FORTUNE -- Here's a graphic you can expect Apple (AAPL) to trot out at its next iPad launch event -- reportedly set for Oct. 22.
It's a performance chart created by Agawi, an app streaming company that developed an open-source tool for measuring touchscreen response times. In a report issued Tuesday, Agawi compared how long (in milliseconds) the flagship MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 9, 2013 11:35 AM ET
Amazon's latest 7-inch tablet is its most significant update yet.
FORTUNE -- This year marks the first time I'm jazzed about the Kindle Fire -- and not because I interviewed CEO Jeff Bezos in Seattle earlier this month.
No, the problem with Kindle Fires in years past, particularly that first generation, was the tablet experience reminded us that Amazon had catching up to do. The software could sometimes be sluggish, the features limited. MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 2, 2013 12:01 AM ET
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