“The global market for tablet computers is growing faster than expected, with Apple’s iPad widening its lead as consumers’ top choice, according to market researcher International Data Corp.,” Adam Satariano reports for The San Francisco Chronicle.
“Worldwide shipments of tablets this year will be 107.4 million units, up from an earlier projection of 106.1 million, IDC said Thursday,” Satariano reports. “Worldwide shipments should reach 142.8 million next year and 222.1 million by 2016, the group said.”
Satariano reports, “Apple’s iPad continues to dominate the market. IDC predicts the iPad will account for 62.5 percent of global shipments this year, up from 58.2 percent last year. Apple’s share could rise even further if it introduces a smaller, less expensive tablet… Shipments of tablets using Android will slip to 36.5 percent, from 38.7 percent last year, according to IDC.
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MacDailyNews Take: Our iCal points to an article of interest:
IDC: Android tablets will overtake Apple’s iPad in worldwide market share by 2015 – March 14, 2012
That was a mere 3 months ago.
Obviously, IDC is floundering around in search of a clue. Here it is: Apple is rapidly and handily destroying all you’ve come to know and think you love, IDC et al. After decades of being ripped off, maligned, and denigrated, Apple and their users are finally taking their rightful place atop the personal computing realm, exactly where they’ve always belonged. Get used to it.
IDC’s latest iPad forecasts are too low – March 16, 2012
Why Apple’s new iPad will lead through 2015 — and beyond – March 9, 2012
Why the Google Android tablet market is even weaker than it seems – March 8, 2012
Pent Up Demand: InMobi study reveals nearly 30% of mobile web users intend to purchase iPad 3 – March 2, 2012
Why Amazon’s tiny screen Kindle Fire can’t pierce Apple’s iPad sales – February 6, 2012