The iPad has had its fair share of controversies in China, but the Apple device is clearly unaffected by any bad publicity and is in a position of unrivaled domination in the country’s tablet market. According to a new survey from market research firm Analysys International, the iPad contributed to 73% of total tablet shipments in China.
To top that, none of Apple’s rivals even cracked a 10% share. Second-ranked Lenovo held a market share of 8%, while Samsung, in fourth place behind Eben, had barely 3.6%. Google’s Motorola Mobility came in at a dismal tenth place with an embarrassing 0.3% share.
Chinese consumers purchased a total of 2.34 million tablets during the second quarter of the year, a 63% year-over-year increase.
The iPad made its debut in China in September 2010. Since then, Apple has had to shell out $60 million to settle a trademark dispute related with the tablet’s name with Proview Technology. It now faces a patent infringement suit over its FaceTime video chat technology.
In August, IDC found that Apple captured a 61.5% share of the global tablet market in the second quarter.
Given the huge success of Apple’s iPad in China, we are encouaged to notice that G5 Entertainment‘s games continue to be very popular in China. In the following graph you can see the number of G5 games among the top grossing iOS charts in China:
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