AppleInsider reports today on new figures from NPD Display Search which show that the tablet market is still growing strongly, thanks in main to the continued success of the iPad. According to the figures, in the first quarter of 2012, Apple’s mobile PC business, comprising both laptops and the iPad, grew 118% year-to-year, with the iPad accounting for almost four out of five of Apple’s mobile PC shipments, and growing 162% from the same quarter a year ago, with sales of 13.6 million units. Overall, Apple now has 62.8% of the global tablet market, with Amazon’s Kindle Fire being dumped from second place by Samsung, which shipped 1.6 million units of its tablet, earning it a 7.5% share of the market. The only area of the mobile market where Apple did not excel, according to AppleInsider, was in the notebook and mini-notebook rankings, where it didn’t even manage to make the top five, with HP heading the table with 8.9 million shipments.
Apple iPad drives 124% growth in global tablet shipments, study says