The iPad 2 is Apple’s most widely used tablet

Gigaom

Second time’s the charm for Apple(s aapl), at least as far as the iPad is concerned. A new study from Localytics shows that the iPad 2 is still Apple’s most widely used tablet — with more active users than the third and fourth-generation iPads combined.

According to the study, the iPad 2 accounts for 38 percent of all active iOS tablets. The third-generation iPad comes in second-highest, with a 19 percent share, while the fourth-generation iPad and iPad mini capture 18 percent and 17 percent respectively.

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What makes the iPad 2 so popular? According to Localytics, “this could be an indication that the innovation in tablets is slowing down and the perceived differentiation of the latest-generation tablets is getting smaller with each new release.” Perceived differentiation are the key words here, because to my eyes, the third-generation iPad represented the greatest leap forward for the tablet so far, due to…

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