AppleInsider writes today that following on from yesterdayâ€™s figures from Apple that show that they have shipped a record 17 million iPads in the past quarter, new figures from Strategy Analytics show that Appleâ€™s share of the global tablet market is at its highest level in nearly two year, with 68.3% of all global tablet shipments, with the total amount of all tablets sold currently standing at 25 million for the second quarter of 2012. This marks a growth of 67% for global tablet shipments year over year. AppleInsider notes that Appleâ€™s figure of 17 million iPads sold for the last quarter is a staggering 84% increase from the year-ago period. In contrast, total Android tablet sales were estimated by Strategy Analytics as 7.3 million, giving it just 29.3% of the global smartphone market. Microsoft brings up the rear with 1.2% of the market, a figure that it is banking on improving with the launch of lots of Windows 8 tablets later in the year.
Apple's iPad grows to 68% of global tablet shipments in Q2 2012