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Tablet Sales Slowed in Second Quarter

Discussion in 'General Technology Questions and Discussions' started by LPH, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. LPH

    LPH Flight Director Flight Instructor

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    According to IDC, tablet sales for the second quarter was slower than expected. Over 45.1 million tablets were shipped. This is 9.7 percent below the previous quarter, a first time slide in sales.

    The absence of a new iPad during the spring is the focus of the IDC article. Apple is now promoting the iPad later in the year, in hopes to garner a larger back to school market.

    Apple is expected to unveil a new iPad this fall. Apple's market share has dropped from 60 percent last year to 33 percent market share this year. In contrast, Android-based tablets grew 163 percent. Windows tablets jumped 527 percent - now representing 4 percent of the overall market.

    Lenovo and Acer both re-entered the top five manufacturers this quarter.
  2. Gracie

    Gracie Dogs Times Writer

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    Does the jump in Windows tablets goes against the stories about the Surface RT? Is the jump due to other manufacturers producing new Windows-based tablets?

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