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Apple dominates tablet market in China

Apple is tightening its grip on China’s rapidly-growing tablet market, where the iPad now takes more than 70 percent of sales, a new report has shown.

Analysys International, the research group, estimated that 2.3 million tablets were purchased in China during the second quarter of 2012, a 7.8 percent expansion quarter on quarter, and a 63.4 percent leap year on year.

Apple’s iPad, the third-generation version of which became available in China last month, took 72.7 percent of category sales between April and June.