comScore Report: iPad Makes Up 97% Of US Tablet Browser Traffic

comScore Report: iPad Makes Up 97% Of US Tablet Browser Traffic

This probably won't come as any major surprise to anyone who has been paying attention to trends in technology, but the iPad has the lion's share of browsing. Shocking, we know! The fact is, the iPad and the iPad 2 are selling like hotcakes in the U.S., while other tablets are just struggling to be a player. That's the story in terms of sales, anyway.

Now, a new comScore report has found that a staggering 97% of all U.S. tablet browsing traffic can be tied back to the iPad. Nearly all. Impressive. When looking worldwide the iPad still makes up 89% of all tablet browser traffic. Given that other tablets were hitting the market (and continue to hit the market) just months after the iPad, it's really wild to see just how few people are using those "alternatives" to browse the web.


Are you one of the outliers? Are you with the 'in-crowd?' Let us know!
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This does not surprise me at all. Most of the people who were going to buy tablets at the 400-500 dollar price range have already done so and went with the iPad when it was first released. The rest of us are waiting for the prices to come down a bit more before jumping on the bandwagon. I am sure as tablets become more common and the Android platform matures a bit more that we will see their market share decrease.

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No surprise and going to wait and watch the fur fly when prices drop .

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Makes me wonder if tablets are in fact cannibalizing notebooks and desktops. They are at least making a dent in sales for sure.

I myself am a PC'er for life!! I blaze my own trail and that trail is a desktop:)

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Yeah; Thunderbird I agree, but all the other access points to the web are valid as well. The thing about slate/tablets is there mainly a media feeder for a user, but smart phones can do the same thing's, and are also a phone. Of course that can also be enabled on these, they are just to me anyway to big to carry as a phone.

The best thing to me personally seems to be a personal house hold network. I also am pretty sure that is where we are headed. A home desktop or two, one of which acting as a server of course over the cloud, and then all tablets, HTPS, Smart Phones, Desktops etc visible to each member of the household, and that controls things in the house (Lighting, AC, routers, other utilities, appliances, alarms etc, as well as personal vehicles).

As far as the iPad being the main tablet period right now, well of course it is as it is the only one that has any real traction. The PC and RIM tablets are kind of out in space still, where the Apple unit is centered really with a market and co-operation with iPhone, home media broadcast's etc.

The thing to remember is Apple has been in this position twice in the companies life span now. The first was the PC which they lost. The second is the iPhone which while still being widely used, but is slowly being eaten by Android/Google for the same reason there PC's were. They are extremely proprietary! I don't think it will die completely like the PC as the range and numbers of users presently are much wider than there PC ever was.

However; it is still the same closed box in the end, plus the person who basically is the company is in rather poor health. So I see Apple falling rapidly at some time in the near future, it will of course be slow at first like the PC, and gain momentum over time. They also have wisely taken over other areas and properties within the spectrum. I still think in the end it is still a field figuratively, for the iSheep. One will leave, and one will follow etc because of the limitations, and therefore the herd will shrink!

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Actually, Apple was also in this position with the iPod with MP3s. There were several component based systems such as PlaysForSure and such. We know how that turned out.

Apple's punishment for loosing the PC wars was to become the most profitable computer maker on the planet.

Apple's punishment for having iOS loose market share to Android is for Apple to capture 20% of the sales share and 55% of the profit share of the entire handset market. This is for dumb phones, feature phones and smart phones.

The are many sheep that will listen to words like "open" and "free" and "choice" fed to them by people that don't fully understand their impact at lowering the overall user experience and limiting choice, freedom and openness at different points of the value chain. These sheep will be swayed into component based systems that offer a lower level of usability for 90% of the populace and a slightly lower cost.

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Do we even need a report to say this? We should all know there are many apple fanboys out there and just go with it because... well its apple :).

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Like Omega and others here, I'm waiting for prices to fall quite a bit more before hopping on the bandwagon. It might be a couple of years for me though. I'd rather get a laptop first before getting a tablet computer. Hopefully, when that time comes, prices will have dropped to price points comfortable for the average consumer. I think we have to remind ourselves that a tablet computer is a luxury item, like many tech products. It's good to have but I don't necessarily need it to live my life.

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Well... It's mostly known that the iPad is like the best tablet so it's no surprise.

I don't plan on owning a tablet anytime soon (do plan on owning a smartphone) but I am wondering what the other tables the other 3 percent use to connect to the internet.

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Tablet's are useless for my needs, but I do understand that the "market" wants ipads and not tablets.

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