Apple Expected to Keep Tablet Lead
Apple currently has 74.1 percent of the global tablet market, and is expected to maintain dominance in the emerging product category for a long time to come. That's according to research released Wednesday by research firm iSuppli Corp.
According to the study, Apple will maintain 70.4 percent of the market next year and 61.7 percent in 2012, even as numerous rivals emerge from major manufacturers beginning this fall.
“Although the iPad has been on the market for only a few months, powerful interests throughout the technology business are devoting enormous resources to challenge and topple Apple’s domination in this fast-growing marketplace,” hoda Alexander, director of monitor research at iSuppli, said as part of the announcement.