“The tablet computer market isn’t what it used to be, and it ain’t for growth investors,” John Shinal reports for USA Today. “Fourth-quarter and year-end tablet shipment figures from market researcher IDC show that growth has nearly evaporated for the iPad, the iPad Mini, and competing devices from Samsung and others.”
“Even though fourth-quarter shipments of iPads fell almost 18% from a year earlier, Apple fared better than rivals Samsung and Amazon,” Shinal reports. “Unit shipments dropped 18.4% for the Korean giant and a staggering 70% for Seattle-based Amazon.”
Shinal reports, “Even though Apple lost more points of tablet market share during all of 2014, the market’s recent stall looks to be a bigger problem for Samsung than for Apple.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Apple sold 21.419 million iPads last quarter. Roughly a quarter of a million iPads per day.
iPad will be just fine. The sales ramp was so abrupt, there was bound to be some leveling off. This story is just getting started.
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