As of June, 2013 the iPad is the dominant tablet in the US for Internet traffic which prompted Apple’s CEO to ask "I don’t know what" other tablets are "being used for." Computerworld reported that Tim Cook (Apple CEO) made the following comments:
"In terms of how other people are doing, I don’t know," said Cook when asked whether the iPad’s 14% sales plunge stemmed from an industry-wide trend.
"What I can tell you is the most recent data I have gotten, which actually just came out, I believe, this morning, is that the iPad Web share data shows that through the quarter we accelerated further and … now iPad accounts for 84% of the Web traffic from tablets.
Cook was referring to a report from Chitika which included the following:
iPads accounted for 84.3% of all tablet-based traffic to its ads in the U.S. and Canada between June 15 and June 21. The nearest competitors, Amazon’s Kindle Fire and Samsung’s Galaxy line, were credited with shares of just 5.7% and 4.2%, respectively.
Clearly this is an important message about the iPad’s market penetration and may give us a glimpse of the future.
Ironically this blog was written on my iPad!
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