Apple is likely to hit a pothole for sales of its iPad this year with one report estimating shipments will slump by 40 percent in this calendar quarter.
But it won’t just be Apple that will be hit by the slump, according to a report in Taiwanese wire Digitimes. more»
Disappointing shipment numbers for tablets last year are forcing vendors to contemplate their marketing navels and come up with new ideas.
According to Digitimes, one way vendors want to turn the market round is to persuade their suppliers to slash the cost of their components so they can cut prices on production. more»
Apple sales of the iPad are likely to fall because people buying its products are moving to larger iPhones and those are cannibalising the market.
That’s according to the research unit of Digitimes which estimates that shipments of iPads will fall to about 55 million units in 2015, way down from sales during this year. more»
Out of the 74.53 million tablets expected to ship during the current calendar quarter, the Apple iPad will take the lead with 26.8 percent of the worldwide shipments.
That’s according to Digitimes Research, which said that out of those 74.5 million tablets, 20 million will be iPads, 27.8 million will be from other multinational vendors such as Samsung and Lenovo, and 26.7 million will be so-called “white box” or unbranded units. more»
A security firm warned that a vulnerability in Apple’s operating system means apps can be replaced by maleficent apps.
FireEye warned yesterday that all apps could be replaced except iOS pre-installed applications.
The company has verified the vulnerability in various recensions of iOS and told Apple the problem existed as long ago as July 26. more»
Not even the Tame Apple Press was able to come up with much to say about Apple’s new iPad, which is surprisingly similar to the old model.
True they are a bit slimmer and had a fingerprint sensor, but everyone said that the gear was a bit of a yawn and offered nothing to wow consumers ahead of a holiday shopping season. more»
Giant semiconductor manufacturer TSMC will churn out the microprocessors for Apple’s next iPad.
That’s the word on the Taiwanese street. Digitimes reports that TSMC is already making Apple A8 CPUs for iPhone 6 smartphones.
Apple is expected to announce the next generation of its iPad in the New Year – amidst consistent reports that sales of tablets are flagging. more»
The people at market research company IHS are known for taking apart PCs, iPhones and iPads to find out what the bill of materials (BOM) is.
Now IHS has gone that little bit further and taken a Tesla Model S apart. more»
Of course Apple itself has not announced it, it has leaked it as an official rumour to its favourite journalists who have lovingly published it.
The company plans to unveil the sixth generation of its iPad and the third edition of the iPad mini, as well as its operating system OS X Yosemite. more»
A report by China Labor Watch and Green America has alleged that one of Apple’s suppliers in mainland China exploits its 20,000 workers.
According to the non-profit organisations, the Catcher factory, based in Suqian makes iPhone and iPad parts but it’s alleged to have health and safety, environmental, and human rights violations. more»
Samsung and Apple both have plans to release tablets with screen as large as 12 or 13 inches, putting further pressure on ultrabooks powered by Intel X86 processors.
Digitimes claims that the Apple unit will be made by Quanta with the likelihood that it will have a 12.9 inch screen, come out in October next year and will target the educational market. more»
Brother said it has created a series of apps intended to help its reseller community and its salesforce.
And to that end, it has given its entire sales force iPads with 3G access intended to help them put the message across about their products to resellers when they’re on the road. more»
In the buildup to Christmas it seems that the hot item for Santa’s stocking are tablets.
That’s according to nevouchercodes.co.uk, which today reports there’s an 18 percent increase for people searching for tablets.
But the white box buys may not fare so well, because the company says most of the searches are for iPads, Samsung Galaxy tablets and Amazon Kindles. more»
Sales of Android smartphones and cheap tablets are skyrocketing, but the same isn’t true of high-end Android tablets. While many models feature impressive hardware that could easily go toe to toe with the iPad, the app ecosystem just isn’t there yet. more»
The tablet market appears to be overheating and according to IDC’s latest report global shipments slowed down in the second quarter. It appears that many consumers are waiting for new iPads and cheap Androids are not filling the gap.
IDC said unit sales dropped 9.7 percent to 45.1 million last quarter thanks to soft demand for iPads. more»