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08-20-2013, 03:29 PM #1
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.
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.”
08-20-2013, 03:57 PM #2
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.
08-20-2013, 04:24 PM #3
That why it down, we're still waiting...
08-21-2013, 04:04 AM #4
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.
08-21-2013, 12:14 PM #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.
08-21-2013, 03:11 PM #6
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