Apple will be able to regain a strong share in the tablet market once again with the release of the new iPad 3, an expert has suggested.
Global media tablet shipments for the full year 2012 are predicting that Apple's market share will be 61 per cent, which is up from 57 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2011.
Apple finally released the tablet on Wednesday (March 6th) evening, with the device set to be on the shelves for people to replace their mobile phones with from March 16th. The firm stated that it has processing speed four times faster than that of the iPad 2.
Senior manager of tablet and monitor research for IHS Rhoda Alexander said the release of the third-generation iPad is leapfrogging competition in the market by resetting the bar for media tablet performance.
"We expect demand for the new iPad – with its high-resolution, 2,048 by 1,536 display – to outstrip supply for much of the year. Meanwhile, more price-sensitive customers will flock to buy the freshly discounted iPad 2,” he added.
Posted by Samantha Green