MacWorld reports today on a DigiTimes survey that says that overall tablet shipments for the second half of 2011 will be up by 150 percent on the previous year, and that Apple will have sold 25.5 million iPads from the beginning of July to the end of December 2011, which would be an increase of 76 percent from the same time period in 2010. DigiTimes says that in total, it expects Apple to sell 40 million iPads in 2011, giving it a 61 percent market share.
The DigiTimes survey also says that non-iPad tablet shipments in the second half of 2011 should reach 15.65 million, which would be up by 65 percent from the first half of 2011, making up 39 percent of total tablet shipments.
However, DigiTimes does add a note of caution, saying that there are still some uncertainties surrounding tablet shipment figures towards the end of the year, and that Q4 will be very much the deciding quarter, with tablet strategy from key players such as Apple still undetermined for the end of the year. For example, itâ€™s still not certain whether or not Apple might actually release the iPad 3 by the end of the year, which would obviously make a big difference in terms of projected figures.
Source: Apple iPad to grab 61 percent of 2011 tablet market - Business - Macworld UK