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Report: Apple iPad Expected to Lead the Tablet Market Into 2014

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A new report was released by Gartner today with some stats and trends on tablet brands. What was revealed is no surprise. The Apple iPad is leading the way and it’s projected that it will continue to do so for several years to come.

According to the report, in 2010 the iPad accounted for 83% of tablet sales worldwide. The number was down, just slightly by about 10% for 2011, accounting for 73.4% of the market.

What does the future hold for the iPad? More good news for Apple.

“We expect Apple to maintain a market share lead throughout our forecast period by commanding more than 50 percent of the market until 2014,” Carolina Milanesi, research vice president at Gartner. “This is because Apple delivers a superior and unified user experience across its hardware, software and services. Unless competitors can respond with a similar approach, challenges to Apple’s position will be minimal. Apple had the foresight to create this market and in doing that planned for it as far as component supplies such as memory and screen. This allowed Apple to bring the iPad out at a very competitive price and no compromise in experience among the different models that offer storage and connectivity options.”

The complaint that seems to be holding back Android Tablet sales is high prices and a weak user interface. As one who own an Android tablet, I concur.

Here’s a table put together by Gartner showing current and projected tablet sales.

Of course there’s the rumored Amazon tablet that some have said will be strong competition for the iPad. The Amazon tablet is said to feature a 7-inch screen and will be available in November for $250.

Do you own an iPad, Android Tablet or none of the above?

Julie Bonner covers breaking news in several different areas for the BlogWorld Blog. After blogging in a variety of topics, she found her calling in the world of toys and owns ToyXplosion, a site dedicated to all things toys. Feel free to connect with her on Twitter (@juliebonner).


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  • Nancy Hall

    No doubt about it. They are really good in terms of creating gadgets. They also have good services. 

    If happen that you have an old or broken ipad you can Sell Your iPad Online

  • Sell Electronics

    I believe so far no one can take over Apple iPad in Tablet Market worldwide. Apple iPad can provide almost everything people needs. Most of the things that they wanted to have and use are in Apple iPad. 

  • WindowsPhone fan

    Apple may lead the tablet segment for several years to come if and only if Microsoft fails to provide Windows Phone 8 tablet. Microsoft WP is slowly picking up the pace. IT will be interesting to see if they go ahead and unveil some tablets at MWC 2012 (possibility is very less)

  • WindowsPhone fan

    Apple may lead the tablet segment for several years to come if and only if Microsoft fails to provide Windows Phone 8 tablet. Microsoft WP is slowly picking up the pace. IT will be interesting to see if they go ahead and unveil some tablets at MWC 2012 (possibility is very less)

  • Brian Johnson

    Ouch!! Their prediction is missed, A LOT. Today, Android tablet has been ruling over iPad market share with over than 50%, compared to iPad that only has less than 50% of global tablet market share. I think that is not so surprising given that Android tablets are developed by many manufacturers, from big to small players. So i will not be surprised if Android tablet market share will keep maintaining this trend in the next few years. Unless, Apple has some jaw-dropping amazing but affordable products that will distract tablet shoppers from Android tablets next year.

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