Apple iPad Set To Dominate $20 Billion Tablet Industry

Feb 8th, 2010 | By | Category: Apple iPad

Tablet computers are going to be a $20 billion industry by 2014, and the Apple iPad is well-positioned to dominate it, predicts research firm In-Stat.

According to In-Stat:

  • The Total Available Market for tablets will be about 50 million in 2014.
  • Mainstream tablets should be in the $400-$500 range.
  • Apple is the only company that will offer an entire solution that includes content and applications.

“Tablets have quickly become a high priority for competitors across the value chain, including mobile operators,” says Jim McGregor, In-Stat analyst. “Even more important, is that the opportunity in tablets is complementary to other mobile devices, particularly smartphones and netbooks.”

In-Stats’ view on the iPad and the tablet computer market is much rosier than that of many analysts. But they accurately point out that, if tablet computing does take off, Apple is positioned to have a complete solution years ahead of other companies.

Do you think that the market for tablet computers in 2014 will be anywhere near the 50 million that In-Stat predicts?

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3 Responses to “Apple iPad Set To Dominate $20 Billion Tablet Industry”

  1. ceebee says:

    Everyone wants to be top dog. But Apple will be on top as usual. Because they at least do things right.

  2. guan says:

    The content and delivery aspect is a huge advantage for Apple. This is another way for Apps store and related content ecosystems to port to another cool form factor. I think the iPad will take one more iteration to hit its full stride – see this as iPhone circa 2007, but truncated timeframe cos most of the pieces are in place.

    • James Lewin says:

      Good points.

      I wouldn’t be surprised, too, if Apple dropped the prices by $100 after 6-12 months, once they’ve got production ramped up and the first-adopters taxed. If the iPad doesn’t kill off the Kindle within 6 months, price cuts are going to happen.

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