The tablet wars are heating up, but Apple may have already won. It’s a jungle out there, but with three-quarters of the worldwide tablet market captured, the iPad rules as the 800-pound gorilla.
Not that its competitors aren’t trying. And not that the iPad 2 has superior hardware. It doesn’t. Take display tech, for example. At 132 pixels per inch, the iPad 2’s touchscreen is less detailed than those of the Samsung Galaxy Tab, RIM BlackBerry PlayBook (both 170ppi), and Motorola Xoom (150ppi).
Little known fact: The iPad 2 is selling well. Like, really well. Just how well, you ask? According to Digitimes, Apple shipped 2.4-2.6 million iPads in March, and according to a conservative source those numbers are set to almost double during the second quarter.