But will the iPad and other tablets wane in popularity? IDC's research released today indicates that in just this past single quarter (Q1 2013), more than 49.2 million tablets were shipped by Apple, Samsung, Amazon, Microsoft and Asus. That number shows a massive 142 percent increase from the same period last year. On top of that, it's even more than the total number of tablets shipped during the entire first half of 2012. Apple still has a majority of the market share (although declining) and what will they do with the $17B U.S. they just raised from their bond sale or their $145B of cash - more and better tablets I would say.
As for me, I am am still holding out for my iTV.