Apple is Feeling the LOVE in China
The iPad has had its fair share of controversies in China, but the Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) device is clearly unaffected by any bad publicity and is in a position of unrivaled domination in the country’s tablet market. According to a new survey from market research firm Analysys International, the iPad contributed to 72.6 percent of total tablet shipments in China.
To top that, none of Apple’s rivals even cracked a 10 percent share. Second-ranked Lenovo held a market share of 8.38 percent, while Samsung, in fourth place behind Eben, had barely 3.59 percent. Google’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) Motorola Mobility came in at a dismal tenth place with an embarrassing 0.26 percent share.
Chinese consumers purchased a total of 2.34 million tablets during the second quarter of the year, a 63 percent year-over-year increase.
The iPad made its debut in China in September 2010. Since then, Apple has had to shell out $60 million to settle a trademark dispute related with the tablet’s name with Proview Technology. It now faces a patent infringement suit over its FaceTime video chat technology.
Last week, IDC found that Apple captured a 61.5 percent share of the global tablet market in the second quarter.
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