Tablet growth slows considerably as Apple's iPad realizes first yearly shipment decline

By Shawn Knight
Nov 25, 2014
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  1. Apple started off the week on a high note but even that can do little to wash away the fact that the iPad's popularity has been on the decline for quite some time. The latest report from market research and analytics...

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  2. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,550   +594

    So much for the "tablets are going to replace PC's" warnings the "experts" gave us a couple of years ago.
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  3. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,159   +67

    What experts? I'm sure you could find someone saying that, but you'll find a lot more saying it wouldn't happen.

    Of course it does make sense that in the long run phones will replace PC's.
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,462   +1,760

    Think of the poor people in China that Foxconn will have to lay off!

    I mean after all, two bucks and hour, is still two bucks an hour. (I'll bet it sounds like a whole lot more though, when you convert the currency to Yen).;)
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2014
  5. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,964   +355

    Chinese currency is the yuan.
  6. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,729   +1,093

    maybe they go shopping in Japan?

    Yeah, and tablet owners realize that the tablet was pretty cool when it was new, but now that the novelty has worn off it just sits around unless the kids want to use it for a game or something. There's no need to upgrade something that is hardly used.
  7. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,462   +1,760

    You're absolutely correct. Thanks for the heads up!

    However, a Yen is worth about 1/2 Yuan..:( That way Foxconn worker's payday would only bring half the numerical value of the Yet at payday.

    It wouldn't actually be more in Yen, but it would sure seem like it....(y)

    Apple had an iPad commercial showing how you could use it as a TV remote control! Which begs the question, "how is it even remotely possible that people could get tired of changing channels on their TVs"?:confused:

    (Edited to insert bad pun).
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2014
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