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Report says that new Apple iPad sales are sluggish after that strong start

0. phoneArena 08 Apr 2012, 13:54 posted on

A report from China cites Foxconn employees as saying that they are assembling a smaller number of Apple's third-generation tablet each day; one employee was quoted as saying that after producing 150 to 180 iPads per hour, the workers at the plant sometimes can't even get 5 days of work in during a week...

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posted on 09 Apr 2012, 01:26 2

59. ph00ny (Posts: 1438; Member since: 26 May 2011)

I don't know about you but "New iPad" is an interesting device

Apple addressed my main gripes about the first two

Lack of ram and low resolution screen. Now if they can do something about the stagnant iOS design

posted on 09 Apr 2012, 07:19 1

73. remixfa (Posts: 14600; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

the additional ram was only put in to cope with the higher display it will result in very little difference in performance.

posted on 09 Apr 2012, 18:49

89. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)

maybe not for you.. but for the pilots which will not switch and for schools and business the retina display will come in handy, besides the ipad2 runs smooth why mess with that.

posted on 08 Apr 2012, 22:08 3

46. eaxvac (Posts: 328; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)

yeah right, fandroid.

posted on 09 Apr 2012, 11:51 2

80. xtremesv (Posts: 298; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)

For the record, I have a Galaxy S2 and an iPad 2, so I’m not a die-hard fanboy.
iPad sales are slowing down, so what, there is nothing wrong with a product settling down. Besides, the “new iPad” can be considered as an iPad 2S anyway, so for the current iPad 2 owners could wait until other iPad upgrade is released. Not every person out there can afford a new tablet every year. The iPad 3rd gen was targeted to iPad 1 users or newcomers.
The new iPad is evolutionary, everyone can see that, but that doesn’t mean the upgrade is not worthy. With the iPad you’ve got the tablet with the most powerful graphics processing in the market, even the iPad 2 today has a more capable GPU than most Android tablets. You also get a great display and finally you get more quality apps designed specifically for the iPad.
Nobody on this website "wins" with tablet sales and market share. The only ones that win are the big corporations like Apple, Samsung and their shareholders. You simply get what you consider the best buy.

posted on 08 Apr 2012, 14:07 18

4. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

This could very well be the beginning of Apple's downward curve.
I mean, there's two more quarters before the iphone 5 is out, right?
And if Galaxy S3 delivers the promises fully, i see a MAJOR downfall in iphone 4s' sales.
Apple shareholders, time to start selling some stocks!

posted on 08 Apr 2012, 14:15

6. TROLL.ISAHA (banned) (Posts: 535; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


posted on 08 Apr 2012, 18:32 3

30. RazaAsad (Posts: 100; Member since: 24 Nov 2011)

Well said about stocks.

posted on 08 Apr 2012, 14:13 3

5. TROLL.ISAHA (banned) (Posts: 535; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)

Finally after all these year's....
It should lapse more in the coming week's month's........ ahead.....!

posted on 08 Apr 2012, 14:18 7

8. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)

Good news, Apple deserve that! :)

posted on 08 Apr 2012, 14:20 5

9. shamataa (Posts: 240; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)

LOL. They didn't go all out. Like i said before the changes aren't that different from last gen. They needed to change the hardware and software to keep things fresh and new.
This is what you get for not going all the way. It will go down further in the coming months.

posted on 08 Apr 2012, 14:22 1

11. TROLL.ISAHA (banned) (Posts: 535; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)

Yea they surely do!

posted on 08 Apr 2012, 14:38 13

12. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

I bet five bucks that Apple still reports record sales of the iPad somehow.

posted on 08 Apr 2012, 16:16 12

22. remixfa (Posts: 14600; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

well.. sure.. its always a record. they just have to make it a record for a new category.
"record sales for an ipad with an a5x chip!" lol

posted on 09 Apr 2012, 18:52

90. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)

which is more than what Android does with their OS put Honeycomb and Gingerbread and called it ICS Android 4.0...

posted on 08 Apr 2012, 15:24 3

15. dawolf (Posts: 23; Member since: 14 Oct 2011)

the end is nigh

posted on 08 Apr 2012, 15:27 6

16. TheRetroReplay (Posts: 254; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)

I'm not surprised, every iPad has been the same thing just slightly different changes. This iPad brings 3 things, LTE, higher resolution screen (something it should of had last year) and a better graphics processor.

You can only release the same thing so many times before people get tired of it.

posted on 08 Apr 2012, 16:04 2

20. jcpwn2004 (Posts: 314; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)

I'm not an apple fan at all but that screen really is a huge upgrade. I care more for the fact that it will cause android/windows tablets to start having better screens as well :)

posted on 08 Apr 2012, 15:56 4

17. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

Because the new iPad is iPad
And iPad 2 seems already new

posted on 08 Apr 2012, 15:58 9

18. jcpwn2004 (Posts: 314; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)

Not surprising, all the isheep line up in hoards to buy a measley upgraded product while the rest of the world realizes that there isn't much difference and it isn't worth another 500$

posted on 08 Apr 2012, 16:25 5

25. TROLL.ISAHA (banned) (Posts: 535; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)

Ha ha ha ha ha.......

posted on 08 Apr 2012, 16:02 7

19. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

why is this not normal? I mean that thing aint your 199 iPhone ya know? after 3 generations and competition slamming hard at the door its hard to maintain something, everyone knows apple wont be posting record sales for ever. just like everything mainstream there is a day....

posted on 08 Apr 2012, 16:06 7

21. jcpwn2004 (Posts: 314; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)

oh come on this is surprising, apple has been on fire the past few years. They even posted record breaking sales for the first weekend. I don't think many people expected this....I'm just glad this finally happened so at least isheep can't brag about how much profit apple is making with their ridiculous profit margins anymore.

posted on 08 Apr 2012, 16:18 8

23. remixfa (Posts: 14600; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

every fire peaks and eventually runs out. its the way of the world

posted on 09 Apr 2012, 17:57

87. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)

so that measn Android luck with market share will run out right?

posted on 09 Apr 2012, 20:43

92. remixfa (Posts: 14600; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

yes, more than likely something will come round to replace it.

do you still listen to tapes? play on your amigo or atari2600 Hows your Palm or Windows CE device?

how are ANY of those once monster companies doing? They messed up and fell behind the pack or dissapeared. Apple and google are not immune to that. Google is more immune than apple due to their open source nature and willingness to take risks on features, but there is no garuntee they will be around for a long time. Apple has NEVER been ahead until recently, and they are already fallen behind. You iOS nuts dont know your history apparently.

posted on 08 Apr 2012, 22:04 4

45. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

well you count they they have really strong sales during the Holidays 2 quarters ago you must say that most average customers already bought the iPad 2 by Dec 25th all whats left is the hardcore apple fans that will buy the new iPad as soon as it comes out, and the people who knew about the new iPad, many consumers wont be able to buy a new iPad until they get into paying all they Holiday Expenses.

posted on 09 Apr 2012, 09:38

79. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

To be fair, the iphone is only $200 when it's on contract. If apple sold iphoneswithout contracts at $650 (as they do with ipads), they'd sell a heck of a lot fewer. Similarly, if they sold ipads on contract for $200-400, they might sell more

posted on 08 Apr 2012, 17:37 4

27. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

What company did that tablet chart come from? Comscore, Gartner, etc? Is that really accurate? If so....wow....

Some ppl said Android phones would never pass the iPhone in marketshare, when that happened they then said Android tablets will never pass the iPad in marketshare...

Maybe its time to stop betting against Android...and just accept the fact that choice is a good thing? Choice helped the iPhone and iPad be so popular, they were another choice for phones and tablets.

The Other column always seems so small on all these charts.....phones and tablets...

Also...If its compared to how Apple usually does...their sluggish sales could be Motorola sales being up from last quarter. In other words....what they consider sluggish for Apple would be better sales for another company.

posted on 08 Apr 2012, 17:53 7

28. cncrim (Posts: 890; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)

Apple got hell of the run on profit..... However everyhing will get burst, and Apple getting to that point. Im not surprise if that happen.

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