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Tablet shipments and adoption are in high acceleration mode as the new iPad helped drive the platform into new sales territory in Q2. According to IDC’s Quarterly Media Tablet Tracker, 25 million units shipped in Q2 — a 33.6% increase from the previous quarter’s 18.7 million and 66.2% over the same period in 2011.
Leading the way was a record quarter for Apple and its newly released iPad with Retina Display. In fact, Tom Mainelli, research director for connected devices at IDC, said that Apple even beat its own sales for the last holiday 2011 quarter.