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  • calls_them_as_i_see_them calls_them_as_i_see_them Mar 5, 2013 7:10 PM Flag

    iPad Shipments Down 80% In January..

    Could be bad. Jury still out as to the reasons.

    “iPad display shipments have collapsed in the first month of this year, according to recent data from NPD and some creative analysis,” John Koetsier reports for VentureBeat. “In fact, full-size iPad display shipments seem to have disappeared, dropping by an astounding 80 percent from December to January, even as Android tablet sales have grown.”
    “Obviously, this is potentially a shocking and catastrophic event for Apple… There are two potential reasons why Apple full-size tablet display shipments are vastly down,” Koetsier reports. “One is that Apple is selling far fewer, or planning to sell far fewer, and buying less. Another is that Apple is switching product mix and, perhaps, completely updating the iPad product line … and therefore ordering different sizes of tablet displays.” Koetsier reports, “Which makes it not so surprising that fairly reliable sources are claiming that Apple will be revamping its iPad lineup as early as — wait for it — next month.”

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    • The iPad mini is a better size for a tablet than the full-size iPads. I find it much more convenient to use since you can hold it in one hand and is more convenient for transporting. Some reviewers have even commented that they have only used their full-sized iPads only a couple of times since getting a new iPad mini.

      Another reason for the decline in sales could be the Apple TV. If I wanted to watch a Youtube video, I would watch it either on the iPad mini if I am on the go, or else on my large TV via Apple TV from my iPad mini. If I have any serious work to be done or heavy searching, then I would use my 23" all-in-one computer.

    • Yo they is going with a 16 by 9 screen cuz they can cut the bezel likes the mini yo. That is gonna be tite son. I love me some iPad. Naw what I mean. Right. Right? True dat. Bus it check. Ping back at yo boy. Holla.

    • It can't have anything to do with the fact that Christmas was in December. Moron!

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

    • ....and the article continues to explain...Which makes it not so surprising that fairly reliable sources are claiming that Apple will be revamping its iPad lineup as early as — wait for it — next month." Change display types and of course the current size demand drops dramatically.

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