New iPad 3 sales boosts Apple's share of tablet market

iPad helps Apple expand share of tablet scene, now controls 62.5 per cent of all sales

Apple's share of the tablet market is on the rise following the launch of the new iPad 3, expected to dominate 62.5 per cent of the market

Following the recent new iPad update, new figures have revealed Apple has expanded its stranglehold on the tablet market with the Cupertino based company to account for 62.5 per cent of all tablets shipped in 2012.

Quelling the recent threat from the onslaught of specs impressive Android filled tablets from the likes of Samsung, Motorola and Amazon, Apple’s iPad range of tablet devices continues to dominate the tablet scene with the latest findings from research firm International Data Corp suggesting the tablet scene is continuing to grow.

With a hefty 106.1 million tablets previously tipped to be shipped globally during 2012, IDC’s new figures have suggested this figure is set to grow with Apple to account for 62.5 per cent of the staggering 107.4 million tablets now expected to be shifted this year, up from 58.2 per cent in the past 12 months.

"Apple's iPad shows few signs of slowing down," said IDC's mobile connected devices research director Tom Mainelli. "If Apple launches a sub-$300, 7-inch product into the market later this year as rumoured, we expect the company's grip on this market to become even stronger."

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Via: TechRadar