Mary Meeker, a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and a highly respected technology industry analyst, recently published her 2012 Internet Trends report which includes several interesting facts relevant to the iPad and tablet devices:
iPad adoption (# of units sold) has not only surpassed the iPhone, but the rate of iPad growth is 3 times that of the iPhone
29% of US adults own a tablet or e-reader (up from less than 2% three years ago)
Tablets and smartphones outsold PCs (desktops/notebooks) in 2012 and their installed base will exceed that of PCs by the second quarter of 2013
Apple reported it sold a record 3 million iPads in three days following the launch of the iPad mini and fourth generation iPad in November 2012.