Apple grabs 71% tablet market share in China: report

ipadIt appears the Chinese have become quite enamoured with Apple, given news the tablet and smartphone giant is indeed just that in the world’s most populous nation.

A report from digitimes.com claims that according to market research, Apple now has a stranglehold 71% share of consumer tablet in China, based on fourth-quarters results for 2012.

Lenovo takes second spot with a distant 10.2%, followed by Eben, Samsung and Acer rounding out the top-five. Eben is not a brand well known outside of China but it has a significant following in the business market with 41.9% market share, ahead of Samsung’s 21%.

This comes on top of news that China’s budget under-$100 tablet market is expected to see shipments reach 100million by the end of the year.

Apple’s current generation iPads include the Retina-screened model with 2048×1536-pixel resolution and the smaller iPad Mini with its 7.85-inch display panel and 1024×768-pixel screen resolution.

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