106m Tablets Will be Sold in 2012; Yes, the Majority will be Apple iPads

Don’t tell us the headline surprised you.

Barring the Kindle Fire, none of the other tablet vendors have made any headway against the Apple iPad juggernaut.

And 2012 will be no different.

Market researcher IDC predicts that consumers will pick up 106.1 million tablets this year and the majority will be iPads.

IDC said it raised its projection for 2012 from its previous forecast of 87.7 million units based on the strong 2011 finish and demand expected this year.

iPad will be Top Tablet Vendor in 2012 Too

2013, 2014 and 2015 will be no different as far as the brand of the largest tablet seller.

The iOS based iPad will continue to be the largest tablet vendor.

Only in 2016 does IDC see Android-based tablets edging past the iPad in marketshare.

Tablets Shipment and Forecast 2016

With strong consumer enthusiasm for Apple’s tablet and developer preference for building apps for the iPad feeding on each other we wouldn’t be surprised in the least if even in 2016 the iPad still remains King of the Tablet heap.

Tons of apps in every conceivable category and a polished finish makes the iPad a joy to use.

Whether you’re watching BBC TV on the iPad (via the India Tunes app), seeing a Korean horror film (via Netflix) reading the latest issue of the New Yorker or buying an attractive Groupon deal, the iPad 2 is a lovely device that we have a hard time putting down.

Tablets in 2011

The IDC number-crunchers calculated that the tablet market in 2011 experienced stronger-than-expected growth across many regions and at different price points, leading to a full-year total of 68.7 million units.

Here’s how Apple and some of the key tablet vendors did in the fourth quarter of 2011:

Tablets Shipment by OS Q4-2011

By the way, the new iPad is arriving in stores this Friday at 8AM in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland and the UK; along with Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

Related Stores:
New iPad – What’s New?
Apple – Some Key Stats

One Response to "106m Tablets Will be Sold in 2012; Yes, the Majority will be Apple iPads"

  1. Mnx542   March 15, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Off topic

    A highly controversial video I found about Sai Baba.


    The man has done many good deeds for the people. But why did he resort to such tricks?

    The uploader claims that the video is from a BBC documentary.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    As long as there are Chutiya Hindu believers, there will be Chutiya Hindu Babas.

    The envelopes Sai Baba repeatedly collects in your above video link presumably contain money. πŸ™

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