Shipments of the Apple iPad could drop to as low as 10 million units in Q3
The outlook for the next quarter calls for more of the same. With any new iPad models not expected to launch until late in the quarter or in the fourth quarter, Apple will have to continue to compete with low priced 7 inch Android models. As a result, insiders in the upstream supply chain see shipments of the Apple iPad for the company's fiscal fourth quarter to drop to 10 million to 12 million units.
During the fiscal third quarter, the breakdown of iPad shipments had 10 to 11 million tablets consisting of the full-sized 9.7 inch Apple iPad while 3.6 to 4.6 million were shipments of the 7.9 inch Apple iPad mini, according to those in a position to now. These sources claim that seasonal factors and low-priced Android slates hurt the Apple iPad during the quarter. In the calendar first quarter, Android tablets made up about 50% of the 50 million tablets shipped in the three-month period with the iPad accounting for 40%. In the second quarter, Apple's tablet is said to have seen its share of the market drop to 30% to 35%.
1. PunyPoop (Posts: 750; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)
3. SingDaFire (Posts: 74; Member since: 21 Jun 2013)
Wat a news.... This kind of news makes me feel good.... Down south apple :D
12. omarr (banned) (Posts: 149; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)
Nexus 7 to be a flop , Moto X to score a home run , down south android tablets :P
13. darkkjedii (Posts: 17606; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Why do they hate on suck a fine product, when all they Have to do is not buy it if they don't like it?
18. roscuthiii (Posts: 2010; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
The product is only the recipient of misgivings... however, those misgivings are not generated by the products, but by the company's policies and actions.
5. KiranPAUSER (Posts: 73; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)
Windows pro tablets will gain traction once haswell chip is brought to the conveyer belts.
6. ilia1986 (unregistered)
Not bad, but that's still 10 million too many.
9. darkkjedii (Posts: 17606; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Why is that 10 million too many ilia, how does it effect you?
16. ilia1986 (unregistered)
Easy. When Apple and companies like Apple will be dead and buried in the ground, the entire consumer electronics industry will shift towards open source, which means more free stuff for us, consumers.
No more DRM. No more proprietary software. No more software copyrights. No more walled gardens or closed ecosystems. Freedom!!!!!
19. ilia1986 (unregistered)
lol just did.
I want to live in a world in which I pay for HARDWARE, and SOFTWARE is either free, or ad supported, and the code is open source.
20. number29 (Posts: 185; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)
You can get all of that now, but the quality of the experience suffers as a result. For instance, Android is open source and free for all to use, but it provides a worse user experience than iOS and Windows Phone, which are both closed source. Linux on desktop is open source and free to use, but it's software library pales in compairson to what's available on the closed source Windows. Android devices use standard MicroUSB and other connectors, yet the accessory market is awash with products for Apple's iPhone which uses a proprietary connector. It just goes to show that open source is NOT the way to go as there's a complete lack of control over the finished product.
21. number29 (Posts: 185; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)
I certainly do not want to find the market in a situation where we have nothing but half-arsed open source products to choose from just because some people have dictated that everyone should buy products based on ideology rather than whether they are actually any good. That sounds like a bunch of hippy crap to me (we know who the real hipsters are!)
23. ilia1986 (unregistered)
You do realize that Windows is much more popular because the company which made it spent zillions on marketing and promotions, right? Not because it's closed source. And definitely not because it's somehow better (lol) than (Lol) Linux (LOLOLOL).
Besides the sole fact that you stated that Android provides a worse experience than WP or iOS shows just how biased you are.
24. number29 (Posts: 185; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)
And the fact that you're stating that Android doesn't provide a worse experience shows just how biased you are. Why shouldn't I have an opinion?
22. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)
"Worse" is relative to the user. For me, being restricted with iOS and WP is worse. Each person has their own needs and desires, not everyone looks at things like you do.
25. number29 (Posts: 185; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)
I fully understand that, but I'm perfectly entitled to my opinion :)
10. darkkjedii (Posts: 17606; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
This should be expected, as people hold their cash for the new iPads. I skipped the 4, and first mini to get this years models.
14. Finalflash (Posts: 2456; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
Still, in a rising market, it is a troubling sign to see a drop in sales so significant. If it was a marginal drop it would be expected, but this is too much when all others are rising. Especially for the iPad series which honestly still holds its own against for the most part (not counting the mini though, which was too shafted spec wise).
15. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)
Both Windows and Kindle Fire commercials do side by side comparisons, then leave the viewer with pricing differences. I'm beginning to think that's acting as a big deterrent from people buying this.