Apple’s claim to have invented the tablet category seems vindicated by news Strategy Analytics which claims Apple grabbed 95% of the global tablet market in Q3 2010 — even as the company plots its path to iPad 2.0.
Apple already has iPad 2.0 waiting in the wings for introduction in Q1 next year.
Citing global tablet shipments reached over 4 million units in the period, Peter King, Director at Strategy Analytics, said,
“Global tablet shipments grew 26% sequentially to reach 4.4 million units in Q3 2010. Apple was the clear market leader during the quarter, capturing an impressive 95% share with the iPad and beating Android into second place.”
Neil Mawston, added, “Android, Microsoft, MeeGo, webOS, Blackberry and other platforms are trailing in Apple’s wake and they already have much ground to make up.”