“That iPad sales declined year over year in Apple’s December quarter should come as no surprise to anyone who follows the business,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune.
“Analysts’ estimates range from 16.3 million to 25 million, down from 26 million last year,” P.E.D. reports. “The average estimate, 21.5 million, represents a drop of 17.4% from last year’s 26 million — the worst year-over-year falloff in four quarters.”
“For the record, the amateur analysts this time around were ever-so-slightly more bearish about the iPad than the pros,” P.E.D. reports. “We’ll find out who was closest to the mark when Apple reports its fiscal Q1 2015 earnings after the markets close on Tuesday Jan. 27.”
See each of the analysts’ individual iPad unit sales estimates for Apple’s fiscal Q115 (holiday quarter 2014) in the full article here.