iPad Accounts For 71 Percent of China's Tablet Market
Lenovo settles for distant second with a 10.5 percent share
According to Analysys International, almost three-quarters of Chinese tablet buyers prefer to opt for Apple's iPad.
For the third quarter of this year, Apple is said to have gained a 71.4 percent of the Chinese tablet market. It represents a 1 percent decrease from the second quarter, but it managed to leave Lenovo in a distant second place with a 10.5 percent share.
In third place was Chinese company Ereneben who settled for a 3.6 percent share of the market, followed closely by Samsung with a 3.5 percent share.
China's overall tablet market increased by 62.5 percent last quarter when compared to the the same period last year. During the third quarter, 2.6 million tablets were sold in the country, an increase from 1.6 million a year ago.
Globally, it's a different story. The iPad remained the market leader in the U.S. with a 55 percent market share of tablet shipments during the last quarter. However, it represents a 14 percent drop due to the introduction of various Android-powered tablets.
It's also a different outcome for Apple's smartphone market share in China. Due to its premium price points (expected to be reduced by 2014 through a cheaper model), the iPhone saw Android dominating a 90 percent share in the region.