According to one of the most esteemed market analysts, Horaţiu Dediu from Asymco, Apple has a good chance to maintain its impressive momentum both on the tablet and on the smartphone market.
After the customers became accustomed with the iPhone experience, Apple managed to double the amount of handsets sold every yearr. This 100% yearly growth in sales for iPhone is almost an Apple tradition, with slight differences.
The last generation iPhone, with its highly praised digital assistant allowed Apple to report a 108% year-over-year growth in 2011.
When it comes to the iPads, the situation is a little more delicate. Apple's tablets helped definine a new market that is constantly growing. The original iPad sold, in the first days after the release, barely100,000 units. A year later, analysts suggested that Apple sold around 800,000 iPad 2 over the launch weekend.
Now, the company proudly announced 3 million new iPads sold in the first days of availability. With the market expanding that fast, it is very likely that the iPad's growth rate will be over 150% this year.