There’s not much else to say about this chart. According to Gartner, the world spent $US9.6 billions in tablets. According to Apple’s official numbers, the iPad got $US9.566 billions.
Of course, that’s 2010. The real battle will be this year: Gartner says that the market will grow to $US29.4 billion in 2011, cannibalising PCs and getting into the enterprise in full force. But Honeycomb and Playbook fanboys, don’t get your hopes too high: Gartner says that Apple will grab 70 per cent of that market in 2011, and pretty much be the only game in town. Whatever. The only game in town I care about is.