Mary Meeker made some interesting points at the Web 2.0 Summit yesterday in San Francisco. One to note is outlined in the graph below.
Take a look at the acceleration of the iPad versus the iPhone and iPod, shown in shipments per quarter. Apple currently controls 74% of all tablets sold in the United States, said Tim Cook at a recent Apple Keynote.
I find this hard to believe, but facts are facts. I like my iPad, but it doesn’t seem as useful as a smartphone. My iPhone is always with me, my iPad isn’t. And I can’t replace my desktop with an iPad, I’ve tried. But maybe that’s because of what I do for a living.
Now, checkout this slide on Android acceleration.
When you compare Android and iPhone shipments, the acceleration of the Android platform dwarfs the iPhone.
Here’s her complete presentation.