Annual iPad Gross sales Anticipated to Fall for First Time
Because the calendar yr involves an in depth, full-yr Apple iPad gross sales are anticipated to say no for the primary time within the pill’s 5-yr historical past, in accordance with a brand new report.
ABI Analysis on Tuesday forecast for iPad gross sales to succeed in about sixty eight million in 2014, down from the seventy four million models bought in 2013.
"Traditionally, Apple has counted roughly 35 % of its iPad gross sales within the final calendar quarter of the yr," says Jeff Orr, senior apply director of ABI. "Until Apple can pull off a 32-plus million-unit quarter, gross sales for CY2014 will probably be down for the primary yr because the iPad launched."
Then again, Samsung, the second-largest pill vendor, is forecast to ship round forty three million tablets in 2014, higher than the 38 million shipped within the earlier calendar yr. Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo, LG and Microsoft are additionally forecast to finish larger the yr larger.
Evaluating pill working methods, Android continues to realize share with an anticipated fifty four % of branded tablets together with the Google OS in 2014 whereas iOS falls to forty one % and Home windows eight trails at 5 % of shipments, the report stated.
The analysis agency sees general pill gross sales rising some sixteen % yr over yr to 194 million in 2015. The expansion development is predicted to proceed over the subsequent 5 years with a forecast of almost 290 million pill shipments in 2019.
Karma Allen is a Information Affiliate with CNBC.