Apple, Competition, and Silly Statistics

The Wall Street Journal this morning reported Apple has 95% of the tablet market. Amazing, in the face of virtually no competition! Also, Apple has 99.9% of the “electronics starting with i” market. But they aren’t the only ones with big marketshares in questionably competitive areas…

-Toyota has 85% of the market for “sudden, unexpected, OH CRAP, 0 to 60” cars.
-Snapple has 100% of the “greatest stuff on earth” market (tm Dan)
-Gear Diary has 100% of the market for blogs named Gear Diary!
-Coca Cola has 100% of the “secret formula cola” market.
-Google has 93% of the “Customers are trained to think privacy is overrated” market.
-Microsoft has 100% of everything. Even the antitrust laws.

In all seriousness, why is this news? Is anyone shocked that the iPad is winning when their competition is expensive hybrid laptops and knockoff Android tablets? Sure, the WSJ added a caveat that more competition was coming, but the headline was purely designed to raise eyebrows. Wake me up when the Galaxy Tab, NOOKcolor, etc have all been out for a few months.

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Carly Z
Carly has been a gadget fiend for a long time, going back to her first PDA (a Palm M100). She quickly went from researching what PDA to buy to following tech news closely and keeping up with the latest and greatest stuff. She loves writing about ebooks because they combine her two favorite activities; reading anything and everything, and talking about fun new tech toys. What could be better?