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Apple Sold More New iPads In One Weekend Than 25% Of All Android Tablets Ever


There is no "tablet" market, only an iPad market.

Do you know anyone that owns an Android tablet? I sure as heck don’t, but they have to exist out there in the wild just like the rare and fabled Sumatran white rhinoceros, which native legend has supposedly living deep in the Indian rain forests. Which is rarer? But I digress. My point is that right now, Apple’s iPad is pretty much the only tablet you’ll see other people using because Apple is beating the pulp out of Android tablets with their massive sales numbers, and Apple maintains the momentum from the launch of the new iPad nothing will stop them.

Case in point: during the weekend launch of the new iPad Apple sold over 3 million iPads. How many Android tablets have been activated in the entire history of tablets? 12 million. Meaning Apple sold more new iPads in just one weekend than a quarter of all the Android tablets in the world, ever. That’s absolutely astonishing, and the parity in the total number of iPads vs Android tablets is only going to grow wider this year.

The iPad is definitely the new iPod in terms of how it is capturing a dominatant share of its market with competitors baffled on how to catch up. The Kindle Fire and Nook have been the only two tablets worthy of mention. Do you think Android even has a chance to catch up, or is Apple’s head start too great to overcome? Let us hear your thoughts in the comments.


[Michael Camilleri via Horace Dediu]


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