News by Luke Jones on Thursday July 30, 2015.
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Apple's iPad has declined in sales for six consecutive quarters, and while that has to be very worrying for the company the drop actually matches with an overall market trend. Slate sales have been falling for nearly two years and show no signs of recovering, and while the iPad's decline is more rapid than the overall market slip it is still the best selling individual tablet on the market.IDC is one of the most prominent market researchers and it revealed that 44.7 million tablets were sold through the second quarter of 2015 (April through June). During the same frame last year some 48 million units were sold, so 2015 has witnessed a decline of 7% for overall tablet shipments during Q2. The iPad still sits atop of the market with 10.9 million units, itself a rather sizeable 17.9% decline. Apple CEO Tim Cook has repeatedly said the product will rebound, especially when the company's deal with IBM starts bearing fruit. However, with continuous decline it is hard to see how the iPad can fight back against a downward arcing market where consumers are not renewing tablet tech nearly as often as they are smartphones.
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