According to the latest report from NetMarketShare, Apple’s iPad is responsible for 2.1 percent of the total web traffic in the US, and one percent of the world’s web traffic.
The tablet from Apple topped its closest rival Samsung Galaxy Tab’s web traffic share by 53 times in May. In third place is the Motorola Xoom, having a share 76 times lower than Apple’s, while the Blackberry PlayBook remains in fourth place. iPad beat the PlayBook’s browsing share by a whopping 306 times.
As for the mobile browsing shares in the US, Apple’s iPhone claims the largest piece of the pie with 35.2 percent, Android comes in second place with 31.6 percent and the iPad with 25.5 percent. When the iPhone and iPad’s total web traffic are summed up, it makes close to two thirds of the US total mobile browsing market.
Some say that desktops are soon to be in danger because smartphones and tablets are increasingly becoming an important part of people’s online lives, to be honest we feel these analysts have a point.
The iPad is also expected to pick up even further with this autumn’s launch of the iOS 5.
In May, a survey made by Nielsen found that the iPad held 82 percent of the tablet market in the States, while research firm ComScore reported last month that Apple’s iPad comprised 89 percent of the world’s tablet traffic.
About 25 million iPad units have been sold since it was released, which goes some way to explain it’s dominance of web traffic over other tablets and mobile devices.
I thought it would be higher than this, given the amount of units they have sold.