IHS iSuppli: Apple Holds 70% Of The Tablet Market, Highest Market Share Since Q1 2011

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We all know the iPad is king of tablets, but it would appear that Apple has extended its lead in the slate market shipping approximately 70 percent of all tablets in the second quarter of this year. Unfortunately for Apple, Google’s recently released Nexus 7 tablet isn’t included in these numbers as it only started shipping after the April-June quarter was over.

Up from a 58 percent market share in the first quarter, Apple now holds 69.6 percent of the market, according to research firm IHS iSuppli.

The firm claims that this is the largest share of the market that Apple has held since Q1 of last year, before everyone and their brother was making a tablet and sending it out into the market.

Samsung has taken the second place spot behind Apple, shipping approximately 2.3 million tablets for a 9.2 percent market share. Impressive as it is, it’s a far cry from Apple’s 17 million tablets shipped globally.

Rounding out the market, Amazon shipped about 1 million Fire tablets, accounting for 4.2 percent of the market, while Asus and Barnes and Noble walk away from Q2 with 2.8 percent and 1.9 percent of the market respectively.