The iPad has been a massive success for Apple, launched almost a year ago in April, the iPad has changed the mobile computing market, and now according to research firm Display Search, Apple is now the number one mobile computer maker.
Before Apple launched the iPad, the range of tablets that were available were pretty underwhelming, now we are seeing more and more tablet computers announced on a daily basis.
According to the report Apple shipped more mobile computers, than any else in the last quarter of 2010, and have now taken the top spot from HP in the ‘Mobile PC Market’.
“While we anticipate increased competition in the tablet PC market later this year with the introduction of Android Honeycomb-based tablets, Apple’s iPad business is complementing a notebook line whose shipments widely exceed the industry average growth rate,” said Richard Shim, Senior Analyst at DisplaySearch.
Apple’s success is bound to continue into 2011, with the launch of the new iPad 2, and whilst it will have a lot more competition this year, mainly in the form of Android Honeycomb tablets, we suspect they will still be at the top of the tablet market at the end of 2011.
Apple has just launched their third generation iPad, the iPad 3 and they now sell it along with the iPad 2, have a look at our handy iPad 3 vs iPad 2 guide to find out the difference between the iPad 3 and iPad 2.
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