As Samsung, Apple and HTC are battling in court over broken patents and litigation, Microsoft is deciding to take this lull in focus as a chance to leapfrog to the top of the charts. Its new Windows Phone called the Surface will run…
Samsung may be dominating the smartphone market, but Apple (NSDQ:AAPL) has been crowned the clear-cut winner in the tablet arena, nabbing nearly 70 percent of the global market in the second quarter.
According to a recent study from analyst firm IHS iSuppli, Apple “remains the king of all media tablets,” having shipped 17 million iPads during the second quarter, a hefty 44.1 percent jump from the 11.8 million it shipped during the previous quarter. The Cupertino, Calif., giant’s market share, as a result, jumped from 58 percent to 69.6 percent in just three months.
The last time Apple has held such a large portion of the tablet market was the first quarter of 2011, when it claimed a 70 percent share.
By Patrick Gray