[FONT="]New data from IDC today shows that tablet shipments for the second quarter leapt an incredible 303.8% in the past year and 88.9% in the past quarter, according to Boy Genius Report. 13.6 million tablets were shipped in the quarter, prompting IDC to increase its 2011 shipment forecast up to 62.5 million units from 53.5 million. Unsurprisingly, the iPad made up the lionâ€™s share of the shipment figures, with 9.3 million shipped in the second quarter, earning it a 68.3% share of the worldwide tablet market[/FONT]
However, Worldwide Trackers research analyst Jennifer Song said that Appleâ€™s dominance of the market could start to subside somewhat towards the end of the year when lots of new tablets will hit the market, and she projects that it could even fall to close to 50% by the end of the forecast period.
Source: IDC: Tablet market up 303.8% in Q2; Apple iPad dominates with 68.3% share, Android slides