“Apple unleashed the original iPad two years ago, selling millions and silencing tablet-market naysayers,” Julianne Pepitone reports for CNNMoney. “As Apple prepares to unveil the third version of its tablet on Wednesday, its rivals are still stuck at the starting line.”
“Competitors initially scoffed at the idea of a tablet — Google’s Eric Schmidt said in 2010 that there was no ‘difference between a large phone and a tablet,'” Pepitone reports. “They were left scrambling after Apple sold almost 3.3 million iPads in its first quarter on the market. One year after the iPad’s debut, more than 100 non-iPad tablets were on sale or in the works. But by then, Apple was already onto the iPad 2 — and most of the would-be contenders never even made it to market. Those that did were almost all dead on arrival.”
Pepitone reports, “Apple sold a record 15.4 million iPads in its latest quarter.”
Read more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]
Apple dominates tablet market with 73% share; no significant challengers seen – March 6, 2012