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  • IDC: iPad Led Global Growth Slowdown Among Tablets Last Quarter


    As expected, global tablet shipment growth slowed in the second quarter of 2013. On Tuesday, preliminary data shared by the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker provided the latest evidence of the ongoing slowdown.

    Worldwide tablet shipments finally experienced a sequential decline as total volumes fell -9.7% from Q1 of 2013. However, the 45.1 million units shipped in the second quarter was up 59.6% from the same quarter in 2012, when tablet vendors shipped 28.3 million devices.
    According to the IDC, Apple's iPad was among the tablets that saw the biggest decrease in shipments for the quarter.

    Lacking a new product launch in March to help spur shipments, Apple’s iPad saw a lower-than-predicted shipment total of 14.6 million units for the quarter, down from 19.5 million in Q1 of 2013.

    Unlike previous years, when Apple has launched a new tablet heading into the second quarter (the result of which was strong quarter-over-quarter growth), Apple is now expected to launch new tablet products in the second half of the year.

    “A new iPad launch always piques consumer interest in the tablet category and traditionally that has helped both Apple and its competitors,” says Tom Mainelli, Research Director of Tablets at IDC. “With no new iPads, the market slowed for many vendors, and that’s likely to continue into the third quarter. However, by the fourth quarter we expect new products from Apple, Amazon, and others to drive impressive growth in the market.”

    Source: IDC
    This article was originally published in forum thread: IDC: iPad Led Global Growth Slowdown Among Tablets Last Quarter started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 5 Comments
    1. slim.jim's Avatar
      slim.jim -
      All of these reports are pretty pointless. Everyone who is considering buying an iPad/iPhone is waiting to the next generations are released so of course sales are down. When the next gen is released there will be a huge surge for both the old and the new.
    1. DaLsim's Avatar
      DaLsim -
      That why it down, we're still waiting...
    1. holyshnikes's Avatar
      holyshnikes -
      You also have to consider they're down becasuse they have bought an ipad already. Not everyone will get a new ipad every year like they do iPhones. Also, you have to think about how apple has been releasing updaded iPads just months after releasing other iPads. I think this is more due to the lightning adapter being a new standard for them, but they did release two iPads very close to one another as far as timelines go.
    1. jOnGarrett's Avatar
      jOnGarrett -
      Quote Originally Posted by slim.jim View Post
      All of these reports are pretty pointless. Everyone who is considering buying an iPad/iPhone is waiting to the next generations are released so of course sales are down. When the next gen is released there will be a huge surge for both the old and the new.
      you don't read much do you? apple's stock prices began to decline shortly after the iPhone 5 was released. yes, some people are waiting for the next iPhone but none those people have been waiting since a week after the iPhone 5.

      apple stock has never lost nearly half its value between iPhone releases so why do you think that's the reason now? twice this year apple stock has fallen to below $400 !! It was about this time last year when everybody was running around talking about apple soon-to-be the first company to reach $1000 a share. with Google flirting with over $900 a share at times this year its more likely to be Google than apple to reach that mark.
    1. slim.jim's Avatar
      slim.jim -
      Quote Originally Posted by jOnGarrett View Post
      you don't read much do you? apple's stock prices began to decline shortly after the iPhone 5 was released. yes, some people are waiting for the next iPhone but none those people have been waiting since a week after the iPhone 5.

      apple stock has never lost nearly half its value between iPhone releases so why do you think that's the reason now? twice this year apple stock has fallen to below $400 !! It was about this time last year when everybody was running around talking about apple soon-to-be the first company to reach $1000 a share. with Google flirting with over $900 a share at times this year its more likely to be Google than apple to reach that mark.
      You don't read at ALL. This article is talking about shipments of iPads last quarter. It has nothing to do with iPhone 5 sales or the prices of Apple's stock. The article talks about slowed tablet sales in general but mentions that iPad sales slowed more LAST QUARTER. This is obvious because people are waiting on the 5th gen iPad to be released. Some people will buy the 5th gen but some people will be looking to save a few bucks buying the 4th gen iPads that will be on sale. Go troll elsewhere.