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Apple Owns China’s Tablet Market

The iPad made its debut in China on Sept. 17, 2010. Now, not two years later, it is has captured nearly three-quarters of the country’s tablet market.

According to a new survey from market research firm Analysys International, Chinese consumers purchased 2.34 million tablets during the second quarter of 2012, a 63 percent increase over the previous year. And of those 2.34 million tablets, 72.6 percent of were iPads.

That’s a commanding lead, so much so that none of the rival tablet makers Analysys tracked managed to crack even a 10 percent share. Lenovo, ranked second to Apple, captured a market share of only 8.38 percent. And Samsung couldn’t even manage half of that, claiming a share of just 3.59 percent — table scraps.

Generally, a pretty surprising finding given the number and range of cheaper tablet options sold in the country.

Analysys’s survey of the Chinese tablet market follows, by a week, IDC’s analysis of the global tablet market, which found Apple to have nearly as commanding a lead worldwide. According to IDC, Apple captured a 61.5 percent share of the global tablet market in the second quarter.

(Chart via Digitimes)

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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus