This should not come as a surprise though. The Apple tablet has been making all the right noises ever since it was launched on the 3rd of April 2010. The iPad journey ever since has been one that stuff of tech folklore are made of. The iPad’s demand continued to shoot through the roof and Apple has always had trouble to meet market expectations. A lot of tablet PCs had entered the fray but none failed to make a mark. Leave alone replicate the iPad success story.
However, if you still need proof in the form of hard core numbers, well here they are. As per shipment, pricing, and revenue data that the New York headquartered research firm, ABI Research have procured, there has been a staggering 4.5 units of tablet PCs shipped in the the third quarter of 2010. And a lion share of that, a staggering 4.2 million to be exact, have been notched up by the Apple iPad. This works out to a severely dominating 93 percent in favor of the Apple tablet.
However, Apple might have to cede a lot of market to the new crop of heavy weight tablet PCs that are all set to join the iPad. Prominent amongst these are Motorola XOOM, HP Touchpad and the BlackBerry Playbook. Sure the tablet market itself is poised for a big jump in 2011 but Apple is not likely to be able to hold on to the above 90 percent market share. Not to be missed, Apple too has lined up the next gen iPad 2 with enhanced capabilities to take on the competition.
What is certain the mother of all tablet battle is all set to be staged in the next few months and almost a year after the first iPad had first come on to the scene.