Apple to See Record Low iPad Shipments in Q1 2016?

Apple to See Record Low iPad Shipments in Q1 2016?

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Apple will see a record low number of iPad shipments in the first quarter of 2016, according to DigiTimes. The company is expected to ship 9.8 million iPads, historically its lowest ever quarterly level. The drop would be 39.1% on quarter and almost 20% on year.

There will be an estimated 46.65 million tablets shipped globally in the first quarter of 2016, slipping 28.6% on quarter and 8.6% on year, Digitimes Research indicated. In addition to iPad models, the shipments will include 21.5 million tablets to be launched by brand vendors, and 15.4 million units by white-box vendors, sequentially decreasing 25.9% and 24.1%, respectively.

DigiTimes believes that Apple will capture 21% of global shipments for the quarter, followed by Samsung at 14%, Lenovo at 7.2%, Amazon at 5.8%, Huawei at 4%, Asustek at 2.7%, Microsoft and TCL at 2.6%, LG at 1.8%, and Acer at 1.2%.

The 7-inch model tablets are expected to be most popular, accounting for 35.4% of shipments. 7.9-inch models are said to account for 13.8%, 8.x-inch 13.8%, 8.x-inch 6.1%, 9.x-inch 23.8%, 10.x-inch 10.1% and 11-inch and above 10.8%.

Notably, Apple is expected to unveil a new iPad Air 3 on March 15th which could spark sales. Please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS for updates.

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Apple to See Record Low iPad Shipments in Q1 2016?
Lol - February 17, 2016 at 3:25pm
To much ipads
. - February 17, 2016 at 3:28pm
I actually can't get enough!
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