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Shipments of the Apple iPad could drop to as low as 10 million units in Q3

0. phoneArena 25 Jul 2013, 04:09 posted on

Shipments of the Apple iPad are in a downtrend; for the company's fiscal third quarter, the Cupertino based manufacturer shipped 14.6 million units of its tablet which was well off the 18 million expected by Wall Street analysts. That figure was down from the 19.5 million slates that Apple shipped in its fiscal second quarter, and the 17 million that was in transit during last year's fiscal third quarter...

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posted on 25 Jul 2013, 04:40

1. PunyPoop (Posts: 741; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


wow! so here's a newshttp://blog.gsmarena.com/sony-issues-android-4-3-jelly-bean-aosp-for-the-xperia-tablet-z-doesnt-recommend-it-as-a-daily-runner/

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 05:06 2

2. Jason2k13 (Posts: 657; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


do you work for sony?

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 07:23

8. PunyPoop (Posts: 741; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


ow sorry wrong link..

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 05:07 1

3. SingDaFire (Posts: 74; Member since: 21 Jun 2013)


Wat a news.... This kind of news makes me feel good.... Down south apple :D

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 08:38 1

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

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 05:08 5

4. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2791; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Drop it to 0.

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 08:36 2

11. omarr (banned) (Posts: 149; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)


Burn in hell , hater

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 11:18

13. darkkjedii (Posts: 12358; 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?

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 22:24 1

18. roscuthiii (Posts: 1863; 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.

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 05:14

5. KiranPAUSER (Posts: 73; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


Windows pro tablets will gain traction once haswell chip is brought to the conveyer belts.

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 06:14 1

6. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Not bad, but that's still 10 million too many.

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 07:16

7. number29 (Posts: 185; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


Why is it 10 million too many?

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 07:24

9. darkkjedii (Posts: 12358; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Why is that 10 million too many ilia, how does it effect you?

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 13:44 2

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!!!!!

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 18:47

17. darkkjedii (Posts: 12358; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Wake up dude...please

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 00:18

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.

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 06:18

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.

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 06:24

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!)

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 13:49

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.

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 06:32

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?

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 12:43 1

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.

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 06:33

25. number29 (Posts: 185; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


I fully understand that, but I'm perfectly entitled to my opinion :)

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 07:26

10. darkkjedii (Posts: 12358; 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.

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 13:03

14. Finalflash (Posts: 1872; 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).

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 13:12

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.

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