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March 8, 2012

With iPad 3 ,Apple to command 66% Share of Tablet Market by 2012


Who Will Buy The iPad 3?  and what does that mean for Apple 's Tablet market

Shares of Apple inched up a percent to as much as $535.89 in morning trade on Thursday, after the company unveiled an upgraded version of its popular iPad tablet, featuring a more powerful chip, high-definition screen, sharper camera and access to new high-speed wireless networks.

According to Credit Suisse, Apple will command 66 percent share of the tablet market in 2012, thanks to its brand, hardware offering and superior ecosystem.JP Morgan analysts believe that Apple's ability to increase the screen resolution, graphics capabilities, and integrate 4G LTE without compromising battery life on the new iPad will be a key differentiator versus the competition and a tough act to follow and would be almost impossible to replicate by any other consumer tech giants.
The global tablet user base already reached 67 million in 2011, according to researcher Strategy Analytics.As of Q1 2012  a total of 55 million iPads have been sold and the  iPads account for 33% of Apple’s total revenue. 

Last month, Microsoft released an incomplete version of Windows 8. It is the first Microsoft operating system compatible with low-power microprocessors designed by ARM Holdings Plc and will run on tablets as well as desktops and laptops, in an effort to counter the runaway succes as of Apple's iPad.