Samsung overtakes Apple in SA tablet sales

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Is Samsung about to become South Africa’s favourite tablet supplier after GlaxoSmithKline? The ever prolific analyst Arthur Goldstuck has put together this handy infograph based on the latest reports from World Wide Worx which suggest it may well do so soon. In an article on the subject over the weekend he says that the Korean firm is already selling more tablets than Apple in South Africa, selling 214 000 units in 2013 compared to Apple’s 150 000 – he also says that there’s likely to be a surge of buyers for brands like ASUS soon too, as they finally get their acts together.

Personally, I find the surprising thing is that there’s been so few sales to date – just 1.4million tablets sold in three years, a third of which have been in the last six months. I’d expect the cheaper competition to do well over  the next year as their products get better and can take on ludicrously over-priced laptops.

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Adam Oxford

Adam Oxford

Adam is the Editorial Director at htxt media. He has been writing about technology for almost two full decades now. In a previous life, he was the editor of PC Format and Digital Camera Shopper in the UK, before going on to work as a freelance journalist for seven years. His work has appeared in or on Stuff, The Guardian, Linux Format, TechRadar,, PC Gamer, Green Futures, The Journalist, The Ecologist and The Review. Adam moved to South Africa in 2012 and loves 3D printers, MakerFairs and tech hubs. He hates seafood. None of his friends remember this when cooking.