iPad takes over tablet market with 95 percent share

Apple's iPad has managed to single handily take over nearly the entire tablet pc market during the last quarter. According to a report released Monday by Strategy Analytics, the Apple iPad has gained a 95 percent share thanks to great sales and positive reviews.

Despite this news, it is expected that many other tablet based devices will be on the market very soon, with the Samsung Galaxy Tab already in stores and running on Google's Android Operating System; though reviews have not been as glowing as they were for Apple's device.

It will, however, be hard for a lot of the tablet based devices to cut into Apple's lead, as Apple has a brand image that is unmatched by any of its competition, despite having more features. This allows Apple the possibility to increase their lead as many people expect the company to have a new model of the iPad on sale by around March of next year.

Apple's iPad launched in April this year and the company has managed to sell over 2 million devices in little over 2 months. Just last month Apple announced that during their last quarter they had sold 4.19 million iPads around the world.

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95% is about right, tablet PC is a market apple created with the iPad anyway!

Windows tablets pcs were never tablets, was simply a very very poor effort from MS to push windows a keyboard/mouse os to be used by pen/touch interface! Really disappointed from MS over the past year since they have not evolved windows over the 15 years as they should have! Apple showed they can do much much more! Ipod/iPhone/iPad is a living proof.

The only big thing MS has going on for the moment is MS Office, not even windows is their strongest point, googe and apple will grab a lot of windows market share as I see it!

95% is 95%, read it and weep. It does not matter why and it does not matter about comparisons to other tablets or slates. It does not matter how many years others have had tablets for, it does not matter that different tablets are for different tasks. Apple get all the credit here and it is up to a better product or better marketing to win out.

there was virtually no tablet market before ipad. so what is the big deal about 95%?
ipad will be a failure if not because of iPhone's success. it is just a follow up product from apple, nothing groundbreaking and has virtually not much practical use.

warr said,
there was virtually no tablet market before ipad. so what is the big deal about 95%?
ipad will be a failure if not because of iPhone's success. it is just a follow up product from apple, nothing groundbreaking and has virtually not much practical use.

+1

warr said,
there was virtually no tablet market before ipad. so what is the big deal about 95%?

Living in denial? They have single handed created a market and the competition is still stumbling to get something comparable in the market.

warr said,
there was virtually no tablet market before ipad. so what is the big deal about 95%?
ipad will be a failure if not because of iPhone's success. it is just a follow up product from apple, nothing groundbreaking and has virtually not much practical use.

virtually not much practical use for 'you', you mean.

So now that apple has a market monopoly, when will the suing begin ? they are after all unfairly using their market dominance to force people to only buy apps from themselves.

Last I checked this wasn't allowed when you have a monopoly. or maybe that only applies to MS...

HawkMan said,
So now that apple has a market monopoly, when will the suing begin ? they are after all unfairly using their market dominance to force people to only buy apps from themselves.

Last I checked this wasn't allowed when you have a monopoly. or maybe that only applies to MS...

Hahaha, not. Grow a brain

Well, Apple is good at 1. Keeping product development secret (Anyone hear iPad rumors much before it's release beyond a few whispers?) 2. Being first to market with a refined user experience (iPad is far from the first touch device on the market but they made it link to iTunes so those who already have an iPhone can sit down and get going with little effort, good thing to hook the average user) and 3. Have consistent product quality that's among the best in the tech world. Even if you're not an Apple fanboy you have a hard time saying something bad about their physical product durability. Granted the walled garden of the "i" universe and the cost are the two major deterrents for those of us who don't like our tech spoon-fed to us at a ridiculous markup.

Its very amusing how many commenters are blaming Apple on a news headline and an article that they didn't write.

It is true that the iPad commands 95% of it's market. It is one-of-a-kind, so what did you expect to happen?

So, a Tablet PC is something that must run a full OS like Windows 7 or Linux? So anything iOS or Android is out of the question then, right?

If you define a Tablet PC just by the OS and the fact that you can run "real desktop apps" on it, you're all missing on a much simpler and better way to use a Tablet. Let's just scrap the "PC" out of the wording.

Let's face it folks, Win7 is not touch UI friendly and same goes for Linux (for now). They all need some add-on to make them work better.

TruckWEB said,
So, a Tablet PC is something that must run a full OS like Windows 7 or Linux? So anything iOS or Android is out of the question then, right?

No the point is not a full OS, although I prefer it because I use a Tablet as a replacement for my laptop.
When Bill Gates launched the "Tablet" concept in 2000 the main point was handwriting.
The idea was that you could write a quick note like on a post-it or on a note pad and then use it as you liked. What the iPad copycat is more the "Mira" concept, again fro MS in 2000.


From 2003:
Tablet PC sales exceed outlook
http://www.bizjournals.com/sea...ries/2003/03/10/story2.html

Even though the world seems to have forgotten about true TabletPCs, in their introduction, they did something the iPad won't do, and that is capture over 5% of the portable/notebook market.

The next thing that is odd, is that when the TabletPC Edition of XP was rolled into all versions of Vista and Win7, the world stopped considering Windows, a Tablet OS, even though the world had specifically considered the XP TabletPC Edition, a Tablet OS. (Maybe Microsoft should have called Windows7 something like, "Windows 7 Touch, TabletPC, Media Center, Home Premium Edition?"

It appears that this report defines the devices based on having a Tablet OS, but doesn't include Vista or Win7 and only includes WinCE tablet devices.

iPad sales HAVE been really good, but in context of what a TabletPC is, even generous numbers put it around 40% at best.

Go Google/Bing the numbers, iPads had about 5% in Q1, and was around 25% in Q2, and then sales of the iPad start flatting out, yet this report shows them jumping to 95% in Q3.

Really?

What other tablet??? Who is selling a working (non-demo or prototype) tablet in the market for almost a year now?

And whatever, even if you don't think the iPad is a "Tablet PC", there are simply NONE of the same price on the market right now. The Samsung Galaxy Tab just came out! The HP Slate won't even be a consumer device!

So, way to go Apple. You did it when everybody else is still stumbling....

Oh, and I love my iPad, been using it around the house and outside more than anything else since I've bought it. Web surfing, emails, Facebook, ebook, games, Remote desktop, ... lots of utilities and fun.

There was a tablet market before the iPad? Sounds more like when Yahoo took the search engine market in the late 90's, utterly meaningless now.

Proof read needed @ article:

article said,
Apple's iPad has managed to single handedly take over nearly...

This allows Apple the possibility to increase their lead

Really? Increase on a lead of 95%?

Wow, I didn't know the iPad was that young.

I got one for my birthday and love it, also using AirDisplay on it makes me realize how touch-unfriendly Redmond's OS really is. Same can actually be said for any desktop OS, which is why the iPad works; it is a touch based OS.

what a crap report. The iPad is the only tablet released and is not the same as a tablet PC. Its like grouping a desktop PC and a server together. This survey should be about TABLETS alone which since the iPad is the only tablet that is out there ATM, then they would still clearly win.

Bengal34 said,
The iPad and a tablet PC are two completely different devices for different use cases.

+1. I can't believe how poor the reporting has been on Neowin lately. Honestly, get your facts straight.

Have any of you read the report, we aren't sure what the writer's definition of tablet is.
Anyway, 95% shows that the iPad has also kicked the asses of comparable products, such as Android tablets.

acnpt said,
Have any of you read the report, we aren't sure what the writer's definition of tablet is.
Anyway, 95% shows that the iPad has also kicked the asses of comparable products, such as Android tablets.

Name me one comparable android tablet that has been released and been on the market as long as the iPad has. So of course it is kicking as at this time.

acnpt said,
Have any of you read the report, we aren't sure what the writer's definition of tablet is.
Anyway, 95% shows that the iPad has also kicked the asses of comparable products, such as Android tablets.

Yeah certainly doesn't mean I agree with it being called a Tablet - I have one and wouldn't, but thats reports view on it. I believe it created a different market myself

Bengal34 said,
The iPad and a tablet PC are two completely different devices for different use cases.

Indeed. I own an iPad and it's more of a high end toy than a real viable PC. The games are "flash game" equivalent, etc.

I personally wouldn't say they are completely different devices at all even if they are suited to different things just as different desktop OS's can be suited to different tasks. If MS is wanting Windows tablets to compete with the iPad, as it seemed keen to do when it demoed devices like the Slate earlier in the year, then it's only fair that they are compared for better or worse.

Bengal34 said,
The iPad and a tablet PC are two completely different devices for different use cases.

Thanks! I have been using "Convertible Tablets " since 2001 and I am so tired f "Journalists" calling the iPad and other similar devices "Tablet".
When Bill Gates introduced the concept of these new kind of portables, and yes in 2001 there were already "Slate" ones, one of the pilllar was the handwriting ability.
Granted at the beginning there were issues both with the software and the hardware like many first generation MS products but they were solved. No matter how good a keyboard is I will always prefer handwriting and expect a "Tablet" to have this ability; if it does not is just an updated "Smartscreem" AKA as "Mira"........ in the year 2000.

4.19 million is 95% of the market? Theres plenty of room for other tablets then so the statistic is pretty meaningless. But seriously who is buying this? WTF?

the better twin said,
4.19 million is 95% of the market? Theres plenty of room for other tablets then so the statistic is pretty meaningless. But seriously who is buying this? WTF?

People who buy products with an unbiased frame of mind, unlike yours