|Source: Park Associates, Via: Electronista|
One of the most coveted descriptions a company could desire for its products is to have them take the title of being the 'most preferred' of the bunch whether it be TVs, radios, refrigerators, cars, furniture or what have you? And it's no different when it comes to companies selling electronics, be it from the likes of Samsung, Google, Microsoft, or Apple, or whom have you?
However, only one company can be the 'most preferred' in each of its product categories. When it comes to desktops, for instance, Dell has held the spot for the past several years until it was recently replaced by a new comer this year. And which desktop is the new 'most preferred', and by which company?
Well, according to Park Associates, that would be the Mac, made by the world's largest and most valuable company, Apple! Last year, mind you, Apple didn't do too badly either when it came in at the number two spot, but you have to admit, being number one is still a tad bit better. In the top five desktop category, Dell swapped places with Apple to become the second 'most preferred' desktop, followed by third place HP, fourth place Acer and fifth place Asus.
In the laptop 'most preferred' category Apple held it last year, and guess what? Yuppers, it did it again this year too! Apple's line of MacBooks and Mac Airs are still the world's 'most preferred' to boot. Not too shabby, not too shabby I tell you, so congrats to the Cupertino giant.
Now when it comes to smartphones, well you guessed it.... Apple's iPhone took the 'most preferred' category once again. Considering that, in Japan at least, the iPhone recently took nine out of ten of the top selling smartphone list it shouldn't be all too surprising. However, Apple is slipping a wee bit, since it took all ten of the top ten list in Japan previously.
So, what about tablets? You got it baby.... it's the iPad and by a long shot, with Amazon's Kindle, Samsung, Microsoft's Surface, and Acer rounding out the top five.
And when it comes to routers, well, you know the drill, Apple took that one as well. However, when it comes to the category of streaming devices, well Apple's TV fell to the number two 'most preferred', because, as some believe, the lower cost of the Roku, so please Apple start paying a little more attention to price the next time around.
So, in conclusion, I think Apple's dominance of the tablet, smartphone and desktop categories, as well as for routers, which I found personally interesting, to be quite amazing. I didn't check out mpg 3 players, but I think we can pretty much assume that the iPod took the 'most preferred' title there as well, but I could be wrong on that one, but I sincerely doubt it.
And that's my 2 cents 4 this cloudy Monday, December 09, 2013