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Tablet shipments expected to pass 100 million this year, iPad leads the pack

ABI Research: tablet shipments to exceed 100 million in 2012, led by Apple's iPad
By Anthony Garreffa from Aug 24, 2012 @ 4:29 CDT

According to analyst firm ABI Research, tablet shipments are expected to exceed 100 million units for this year, with this number led by the most popular of all, Apple's iPad. The quarter from April to June is said to have set a new record, seeing 25 million units shipped, with 36% growth from the first quarter, and a 77% jump from the same quarter of 2011.




Apple dominates these shipments, where their iPad makes up 69% of tablet sales in Q2, with other competitors seeing just modest gains. Samsung's tablets have reportedly grown by 8.1%, but ASUS only saw a 4% increase. ABI analyst, Jeff Orr says:


Most impressive about Apple's 17.0 million tablet shipments in 2Q'2012 was it nearly matched 2010 total worldwide shipments of 17.3 million for all vendors.


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