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Second quarter could show the first year on year decline in Apple iPad sales

0. phoneArena posted on 25 May 2013, 08:18

After almost three years of dominating the tablet industry, the Apple iPad has seen its hold on the market start to crack; according to KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, shipments of Apple's slate may show a year-over-year decline for the current quarter. This has never happened before to the iPad and Kuo expects to see a sequential decline in shipments from the first quarter as well...

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posted on 26 May 2013, 23:49

94. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)

deal with that Apple steals, rip-offs Android...experience is valuable and good aiming ;)

just dealt with that:

goo DOT gl/NM0so
goo DOT gl/Lp12u

posted on 25 May 2013, 09:00 7

3. Doctor.Who (Posts: 5; Member since: 23 May 2013)

Apple's iDown ...

posted on 25 May 2013, 09:22 3

8. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

how about a $99 firesale ....

posted on 25 May 2013, 09:29 7

11. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)

"One is the large number of cheap 7 inch Android tablets that have been flooding the market"

Yeah and, ironically, a lot more can be done with those so-called "cheap" 7-inch tablets.

Ipads are for little farm mammals that spend their days grazing; REAL folks don't have time to graze.

posted on 25 May 2013, 10:01 4

16. bucky (Posts: 3134; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

I don't get when fan droids say this. Besides gimmicks, what can an iPad not do that a droid tablets can??

posted on 25 May 2013, 10:11 10

18. tedkord (Posts: 14123; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

It depends on your definition of gimmick. Apple fans call Samsung features gimmicks, but I find many to be extremely useful. Smart stay is brilliant, and so is smart rotation. Their camera apps are awesome. Gesture based features, like direct call and silence when face down are good, too.

I have found that when it comes to features, most fan boys consider any feature the competition has as gimmicky, any feature their device has as innovation at its finest.

posted on 25 May 2013, 10:35 5

22. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 854; Member since: 11 May 2013)

+1 but not just Apple fans,,..
Please include multi-window, samsung link, sidesync, palm swipe to screencapture, sNote, spen, Knox, more NFC capabilities than others, etc etc
How can people hate a manufacturer that knows how to make a smartphone smarter. A manufacturer that doesn't rely on hardware specs bumps. A manufacturer that continuously providing difference in software. A manufacturer that even a Galaxy Music (a low-end with dual front speakers) will have jelly bean.

posted on 25 May 2013, 11:38 1

26. bucky (Posts: 3134; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

All of the above is done on the iPad through one app or another. I still don't see anything that the iPad can't do.

I don't hate Samsung at all, in fact if I were to get an android again I would probably go Samsung. I just don't like the mindless bashing of a quality tablet based on fanboism alone.

The main things that keep me with the iPad are
-screen mirroring (wirelessly and seemless for xbmc)
-great selection of optimized apps
-smoothest and lag free
-seemless connection with other apple products
-battery life
-quick to charge
-change songs of 3rd party apps using the headset
-apple warranty in store
-software updates right away with the rest of my apple products

The mirroring and changing songs through headset is the biggest thing for me and I have yet to find android versions.

posted on 25 May 2013, 12:05 3

28. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)

Let me translate your post:

The main things that keep me with the iPad are

-screen mirroring (wirelessly and seemless for xbmc)
I have a friend who tried the same thing and when he had problems he called Apple; they said they were working on a new accessory called iMirror.

-great selection of optimized apps
And, they all cost $10.99 (monthly, each)

All new because the old ones from my iPad 2 are all iObsolete.

-smoothest and lag free
(Unlike your wife)

-seemless connection with other apple products
Through a revolutionary Thunderport plus accessories (sold separately)

-battery life
You use it at Starbucks like everyone else and keep it plugged in (that's why it never dies before you get home to plug it back in).

-quick to charge
At Starbucks (only if there's an available outlet because you have to compete with the other iPads and iPhones).

-change songs of 3rd party apps using the headset
OMG, can't break a nail doing it the other way

-apple warranty in store
Because you need to be just as co-dependant as everyone else making an appointment at the Genius Bar.

-software updates right away with the rest of my apple products
Until they discontinue all your other products and you have to buy a brand new everything (again).

The real reason you love it so much is because you've spent thousands on everything you need to make that wittle Pad work the way it should.

posted on 25 May 2013, 12:28 2

29. bucky (Posts: 3134; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

Insulting ones wife over the net behind a keyboard.....mighty ballsy of you. I simply stated my points about iPads in an iPad article.

Your parents buy you everything or my tax money so it's easy for you to bash others choices.

Btw, you still didn't disprove anything.

posted on 25 May 2013, 12:48 4

30. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)

you want to know why i choose android over ios every time...here i go (bare in mind im goin out in an hour so sadly this list will have to be shorter than it should be...)
1.apps-apple doesnt have keyboard replecement or launchers does it? (and dont give me that bs that the ipad keyboard is already perfect...)
2. Choice-i can choose between hundreds of brands from the mighty Samsung to the unheard of chinese brands...so if one of them doesnt cut it the others will...
3. customization-the amount of apps, morphs , ROMs etc. you can find on android out numbers ios 10000000 to 1!
4. Flash-yes i can use flash you cant haha
5. Ópen Source- Whatever you say....closed source has nothing on open source!
6.UI- omg they added and extra row of icons that improves the ui sooooo much....is what i would never say.....
7. Support-Apples support is useless compared to support offered by samsung or google
8.Selecting default applications to open files.
9.Making Chrome my default browser.
10.Viewing apps, no matter what folder they're in, in an alphabetical list.
11.Installing different keyboards -- for example, Swype.
12.Viewing windows containing a live feed of appointments or emails (widgets).
13.Using any micro-USB cable to charge my phone, tablet or Kindle.
14.Receiving automatic, unattended updates to the operating system and applications.
15.Making multiple aliases for apps, not simply moving apps around.
16.Using Google Now [Google's search app and personal assistant].
17.Viewing summaries of notification messages. For example, "25 new messages" instead of 25 individual notices.
18.Using NFC [near field communications -- radio technology that enables two devices to wirelessly trade data when they are within close range of each other].
need anymore reasons just contact me ;)

posted on 25 May 2013, 13:08 1

31. bucky (Posts: 3134; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

I fully agree with many of those points. In my situation, i have already spent countless hours on xda and outside of it. Changing and moving and poking and flashing etc was getting old for me and i just wanted something that did everything straight from the box.

1-keyboard is pretty much perfect
2-always nice to have choice of different brands
3-dont care for customization as everything is a touch away as it is
4-flash is ok but im finding less and less requirement for it on a tablet. still nice to have i guess
5-im definitely a pc guy so i get what youre saying there but again, its nice having one rock solid OS-both have their benefits
6-UI is a matter of choice
7-apples support is the best bar none
8-default apps i have no argument for. Hoping they update that (probably not though)
9-believe it or not chrome was very laggy when i had the nexus 4. Safari is a great browser too
10-i can sort apps as i choose
11-again, really think apple pretty much nailed it with the keyboard.
12-i have an icon i can just tap on.
13-i do miss having that but $5 at the local flea market gets me a new cable
14-auto updates are in IOS
15-not sure what you mean there.
16-Apple has google now. too much drain for me
17-i have an icon for that.
18-nfc has yet to be important for me as i have not seen it yet.

Honestly, i get what youre saying and understand your viewpoints but again, its all there on apple in a simpler fashion which is what i want at this point. It is pretty damn boring though.

posted on 25 May 2013, 13:14 1

33. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)

Yeh...well...I guess it's all about what the user prefers and in your case it's iOS, I would have loved to change your mind but I can see I'm not going to lol :)

posted on 25 May 2013, 13:17

34. bucky (Posts: 3134; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

Oh no. I'm still back and forth about the 2. Sometimes I wish I could afford both lol.

If IOS 7 doesn't have something new I'm probably jumping ship as I'm due for a new upgrade in October.

posted on 25 May 2013, 15:04

47. darkkjedii (Posts: 24915; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Ok that's why YOU choose android, but countless others choose iPads. Just like what you like and don't worry about the others. How hard is that? Bash the iPad all you want...it'll only keep you away from it. You bash it while others bank on it, watch movies on it, and just do what they do, and enjoy it... Who cares dude? I mean really when all your bashing is done and you're done pounding you're chest feeling all big, cuz you insulted someone's wife on the web, and not to their face cuz you'd get your a** whipped and you know it...who cares mr Internet bully?

posted on 25 May 2013, 16:54 3

51. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Ok Mr. Bully u bas on every article bout android. You're still blind as a bat and don't want too admit android evolve faster than apple ios. No COMPANY have the right too BAN A product when we the consumer giving our hard earn cash too a product we want too buy. Y cause Apple don't want too compete or end up like they were during the 90s.

posted on 25 May 2013, 17:56

53. darkkjedii (Posts: 24915; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

I never bash android. Stop lying and start proving it by posting the link to he article I bash on. You are a liar so prove it post the link

posted on 25 May 2013, 17:58

54. darkkjedii (Posts: 24915; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

And for the record I've said several time that android has made far greater strides during its existence than iOS has. Stop lying and post the link that shows me bashing android.., liar

posted on 25 May 2013, 18:23

55. Droiddoes (unregistered)

LMAO @ dat roid rage! Best meltdown I've seen in a while LOL.

posted on 25 May 2013, 19:05

58. darkkjedii (Posts: 24915; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Dude you couldn't make me mad no matter how hard you tried. As far as the rood rage joke though, thank you. I take that as a compliment, cuz I know how you and most other techies look...fat couch potatoes or skinny wimps. I'm huge gard handsome, or tall dark and handsome bro. You're jealous cuz you don't look like me. I notice all you do now is comment a "Roid Rage" insult thinking it'll make me mad...nope, but it does make me happy. All mine is natural the result of hard work bro lol. Now back to inspetorgadget80, he's a liar, you are a jealous hater, and I'm a stud. I also love red thumbs cuz it means I'm pissing off android fanboys NOT android user in general.

posted on 26 May 2013, 10:27 1

76. Droiddoes (unregistered)

LOL nah u MAD

posted on 26 May 2013, 11:32

78. darkkjedii (Posts: 24915; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Lol nah you keep trying though, my fiancé and I find it funny. Faceless nameless, random text on the web can never reach me. Until next time, and think of some good ones. You've seem to have run outta stuff to say over the months. Reminder: cartoon life, no job, family, or friends ummmm oh yeah only happiness is getting hated on PA. That should help you out. And here's a +1 for ya bro

posted on 26 May 2013, 12:49

83. Droiddoes (unregistered)

You sure about that, because you sure seem fixated and remember things I said that I had forgotten about. While I am touched that I am such a memorable presence in your life, it is too funny that you actually show/discuss being trolled with your fiance. I am sure she was very impressed with how you got destroyed by my pointing out you have the english and spelling skills of a dim witted 5th grader.
LMAO, literally tells his wife to be, you are so pathetic dude.

posted on 26 May 2013, 13:21

86. darkkjedii (Posts: 24915; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

More is needed from you bro. I liked the old you more, bring back the old droiddoes. As jigga says "we don't believe you, you need more people" lol. Go hard or go home puppy.

posted on 26 May 2013, 13:23

88. Droiddoes (unregistered)

Can someone translate that from "ghetto ass retard" to English for me?

posted on 25 May 2013, 15:06

48. darkkjedii (Posts: 24915; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Bucky just let em talk man, buy what Bucky likes and kick back and enjoy Buckys purchase.

posted on 25 May 2013, 21:38 2

67. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

Shut up, go away! You are a disgrace to society and public®

posted on 25 May 2013, 14:57 1

46. darkkjedii (Posts: 24915; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

You put all that thought into that creative, and utterly useless post. If that post was designed to persuade him to ditch his iPad, you failed. If that post was designed to make him dislike the iPad, you failed. If that post was designed simply to insult the iPad and turn people away from it, you failed. The iPads sales have gotten smaller due to the saturation of good tablets on the market, combined, with those waiting for the next iPad like myself. I'm still using my iPad 3... When the iPad launched it had complete market share obviously, however all the android and windows tablets put together aren't outselling the iPad... They're simply cutting into its market share like they should. The larger iPads, and the mini are out selling their counterparts. The iPad has like 46-50% and the others make up the rest. My numbers might be off a little, but name one non iPad that has outsold the iPad for that model year, and not just for 30 days or a quarter, but for the year. It's easy to come on PA, and insult people for their choice of the iPad...funny thing is, droiders praise choice but only when that choice is android. The iPad has its quirks just like android windows, and BB tablets, yet it consistently outsells them, and outperforms them where it counts most...customer satisfaction rate, and globally being catered to. Automakers, hotels, factories, airlines, hospitals, schools, colleges, the NFL, NBA, and NASA use the iPad yet you claim it sucks. It's light weight, portable, fast, intuitive, gets steady updates, is catered to by tons OS businesses, has the highest customer satisfaction rate, and the smallest return rate, great battery life, a friggin gazillion iPad optimized apps, and extremely high resale value...tell me how that sucks. Oh I know specs lol no quad core lmao...news flash the people who drive iPad sales, you know the ones called the mainstream consumer, you know the ones that number in the hundreds of millions unlike we techies. Yeah them, they don't care about specs, they care about performance...the iPad performs the best, and sells the most, and is returned the least. Why do you think MS is attacking the iPad in its ads and not android? Attack the top dog not the also rans.

posted on 25 May 2013, 18:25 1

56. Droiddoes (unregistered)

Did we abolish paragraphs while I wasn't looking or something? No one is going to read that wall of text.

posted on 25 May 2013, 19:17

61. darkkjedii (Posts: 24915; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

You did idiot. That's why you commented lmao. Dude you're a joke, I actually like having my own personal little troll who follows my posts like a puppy following his master. I own you dude you're my troll puppy lol. Now make sure to type a good comment to this. Droiddoes LMAOOOOO what a F'ing joke.

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