Samsung is a Korean company. Apple is an American company. Who does South Korea prefer? When it comes to tablet computers, it appears that Apple is the clear winner.
The Korea Herald is reporting that the Apple iPad has sold more than 1 million units in South Korea since its launch on November 30, 2010. The iPad 2 was introduced in the country on April 29, 2011.
The newspaper reports that many early adopters in South Korea imported their iPads so the actual number of iPads in the country is most likely much larger.
An interesting statistic is that two in three iPads sold in South Korea were the Wi-Fi only models. It just goes to show you that many users in the country don’t want to be attached to a data plan from mobile carriers.
The iPad’s share of the Korean market is at 70 to 80 percent. Samsung’s Galaxy Tab probably wishes it could be as popular.
With the impending release of the iPad 3, it’s going to get even sadder for Android tablet market shares everywhere.