Samsung and Amazon may have a heart burn. In the world of tablet computers, the iPad is legitimately a dominant force in the industry of tablets and it is a brilliant success for Apple by all accounts.
According to the latest industry insight from ABI Research, the third generation Apple tablet (also known as iPad 3 or the New iPad) is a hotter commodity than even most industry experts realize. On Monday, 4 June 2012, ABI provided the latest research suggesting that two out of every three tablets shipped globally today are iPads.
ABI said that the media tablet market shipped 18.2 million devices in Q1 of 2012. But of that number, Apple’s iPad accounted for 11.8 million shipments. Samsung’s 1.1 million shipments, which gets Samsung to the number two spot after Amazon’s Kindle Fire shipments “fizzled entering 2012.”
Jeff Orr, group director of consumer research at ABI said:
“A pattern similar to smartphones is also occurring in tablets. Apple and Samsung have demonstrated staying power while other tablet vendors ebb and flow like the tide.”
You can see the full report from ABI, click here.