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Usage of Tablets Doubles in a Single Year

By June 11, 2012March 6th, 2023Blog

The iPad was released a little over two years ago, and all it’s done for Apple since then is make them a lot of money. 25% of smartphone users now own or regularly use a tablet of some sort, suggesting that “smartphone ownership is highly predictive of tablet adoption in the current market,” according to ComScore, the company that conducted the survey.

Tablet ownership has grown from 9.7% to 23.6% just in the past six months. “Tablets are one of the most rapidly adopted consumer technologies in history and are poised to fundamentally disrupt the way people engage with the digital world both on-the-go and perhaps most notably, in the home,” says the ComScore blog. “It’s not surprising to see that once consumers get their hands on their first tablet, they are using them for any number of media habits including TV viewing.”

One of the biggest factors contributing to the high usage of iPads is their reasonably-sized screens. Many of the screens are almost as big as a small LCD computer screen. People with tablets, says ComScore, are three times more likely to watch videos on their devices than smartphone owners. This also may be why smartphone owners are more likely to own tablets – tablets are essentially smartphone technology with bigger, more accessible screens.

The majority of tablet users range in age from 25-54 and are usually wealthier. The more wealthy you are, the more likely you are to own a tablet of some sort. Unsurprisingly, the Apple iPad is by far the most popular tablet, stealing nearly 50% of the market.

Jason Manteiga

Jason J. Manteiga, Vice President of Olmec Systems, has been part of the company for over the past 20 years. He believes that having a great work environment and supportive team, is the ultimate key to success. Since being in the IT realm for over 25 years, Jason, along with Olmec Systems, has been on the Inc. 5000 “List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies” and Channel Futures MSP 501 “Top Managed Service Providers in North America,” along with other awards and nominations. Jason earned his Bachelor Degree in Information Systems from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He also holds certifications in Microsoft MCSE, VMWare VCP, and Cisco CCNA. In his spare time, Jason is a contributor for The Center for Social & Legal Research (Privacy Exchange) and a member of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. His hobbies include cycling and kayaking. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife, two daughters and son.