BGR reports today that Needham analyst Charlie Wolf has said that he thinks that the iPad will dominate the consumer tablet market for the next decade. According to Wolf, he sees the iPadâ€™s market share declining over the next 10 years to 60% in 2020, but that would still be a huge share of the tablet market, of course. Clearly, he thinks that the iPadâ€™s rivals will not be able to come up with anything to touch it, even given nine more years to get it right. Wolf adds that he thinks any future tablets from Appleâ€™s would-be competitors are more likely to steal market share from each other than from the iPad, so dominant is Appleâ€™s tablet. Wolf says that he can see Apple shipping 35.61 million iPads in 2011, an increase of 137.4% from last year, and 85% of all tablets shipped. Going forward from that, he sees figures of 72.66 million units in 2013, and 140 million in 2020.
Source: Apple's iPad will still dominate tablet market after a decade, Needham says