iPad market

Both Apple and slavish copier Samsung filed documents in a California federal court on Thursday that specified the companies’ U.S. tablet unit sales.

“According to Samsung’s court filing, it sold a total of 37,000 tablets in the U.S. last quarter,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune. “Apple sold 5.7 million tablets in the U.S. last quarter, court documents show.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Pitiful, Samsung.

Apple continues to dominate in not just profit share, but also market share in the portable media player market… As with iPods, there are no third-parties (carriers) inextricably tied to tablets. The carriers are not the primary means for selling tablets as they are for smartphones. Therefore there is no one to foist pretend iPads into the hands of the ignoranti they way carriers currently do with Android phones… The iPad market is just that: The iPad market, not the tablet market. The iPad is much more like the iPod than iPhone. – MacDailyNews Take, March 31, 2012