Apple’s iPad is still quite popular device even in declining tablet market.

Global shipments of tablets clocked in at 42.3 million units in the third quarter, representing a 9.4% year-over-year decline, according to new data from analysis firm IDC. However, Apple’s iPad is still growing in the contracting market.
Apple shipped an estimated 14.7 million iPad units in the third quarter, up from 14 million units in Q3 2020. The number marks 4.6% year-over-year growth in iPad shipments, and has netted Apple a larger 34.6% share of the tablet market.


Also, Apple marks iPad (4th generation) released in 2012 as “obsolete”.

Reference: Apple’s iPad marketshare growing in declining tablet market, Apple adds the fourth-generation iPad to the ‘obsolete’ device list



Business as usual.

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Business as usual.


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