iPad 2 is Still Apple's Most Dominant Tablet
On the eve of Apple's anticipated iPad 5 launch, Localytics is out with a new report that pinpoints the most popular iDevices released to date by their lingering respective market shares.
The data presented indicates that while the iPad mini has become a hot commodity around the world, the pint-sized tablet only accounts for a 17 percent market share of all of iOS tablets.
Also of note is the fact that the iPad Mini and the current-gen iPad 4 combine to represent just 35 percent of all of active iOS tablets. Although increased competition from Android in the tablet market could be a factor, the folks at Localytics present another palpable theory.
"This could be an indication that the innovation in tablets is slowing down and the perceived differentiation of the latest-generation tablets is getting smaller with each new release," the report reads. "That being said, a retina display could certainly be the trigger Apple is looking for to drive a major upgrade cycle."
As of the most recent market data available, Apple's iPad 2 remains the most prevent iOS-powered tablet in use around the world, representing 38% of total global iOS tablet share today.