iPad Will Remain Most Popular Tablet for the Next Four Years

Author: Usman Zafar Paracha
Published: April 11, 2012 at 6:07 am

Steve Jobs’ job was marvelous. He has streamlined such a stable series of products that are difficult to compete with. This has been shown by a report published by Gartner, IT research and advisory firm, on April 10.

According to the report, Apple will remain on the top of the tablet market for the next four years without being harmed by a strong competition posed by its rivals i.e. Android and Microsoft. Gartner has predicted that Apple will be shifted from 40 million units of “Worldwide Sales of Media Tablets” in 2011 to nearly 170 million sales by 2016.

Overall, the market of tablet sales will doubled by 2012 from the previous year and will reach to 369.3 million units of sale by 2016 i.e. six times higher than the sales for 2011.

"Despite PC vendors and phone manufacturers wanting a piece of the pie and launching themselves into the media tablet market, so far, we have seen very limited success outside of Apple with its iPad," said Carolina Milanesi, research vice president at Gartner. "As vendors struggled to compete on price and differentiate enough on either the hardware or ecosystem, inventories were built and only 60 million units actually reached the hands of consumers across the world. The situation has not improved in early 2012, when the arrival of the new iPad has reset the benchmark for the product to beat."

Roberta Cozza, Gartner research director, said that Apple accounted for two-thirds of all tablet sales but its share in the market will come down to slightly lowered to half by 2016. You can see further stats here;

This research indicates that iPad is the dream of more than 60% of people in this world.


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Usman Zafar Paracha has been blogging in science and technology for more than 6 years. He is CEO of SayPeople.com. Email: uzparacha@yahoo.com Twitter: @jeepakistan

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