Apple has just released sales information for the most recent financial quarter for its mobile products. It looks like the iPad is the company’s darling for another year running.
According to Apple CEO Time Cook, the company sold 17 million iPads between April and June of this year. “That’s more iPads than any PC manufacturer sold of their entire PC line,” said Cook.
At the product announcement event, Cook noted that Last Year, the iPad held 62 percent of the market, but this year, the iPad now owns 68 percent. Not sure where Cook got his numbers for last year. He could have been speaking specifically about the last quarter of 2011, where the Kindle Fire stole a hefty chunk of the market share at the holiday season.
Cook also mentioned that the iPad is used for 91 percent of all tablet traffic, leading one to wonder what the rest of the tablets are being used for. The business industry appears to be embracing the iPad fully. Almost all Fortune 500 companies are testing and deploying iPads and many are building custom apps for their business needs.
There are currently 700,000 apps in the App Store, with more than 250,000 of them iPad-optimized. Approximately 90 percent of apps are downloaded on a monthly basis and on average, customers use more than 100 apps.
Cook also mentioned that Apple sold 400 million iOS devices through June of this year, proving that the company is still going strong, delivering powerful and popular products to a gadget-hungry consumer base.