We can’t help laugh at a new report from an analyst comes to light suggesting sales figures for a certain product, as they always try to predict what they believe to be right, and yet they have more holes in their predictions than Swiss Cheese. The latest predictions for iPad sales are a fine example of this.
According to Apple Insider, a KGI analyst believes that iPad shipments will decline between 20 to 25 percent quarter-to-quarter, and then suggest that the second quarter will see a decline of 10 to 15 percent fall in shipments on the same period last year. He believes this is a direct result of cheaper Android tablets on the market, although there are other factors to consider.
Firstly, these figures are not official, and so we cannot really consider them, and secondly sales will see a decline around now because some potential buyers will not want to purchase a new iPad when there is a possibility that Apple will announce new models later this year.
It’s rather obvious that the potential of a new iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 will affect demand for 2013 shipments, and while the analyst would have taken this into consideration, we’d love to know where he got his facts from?
We know that sales will decline because of the time of year, more rival devices and the anticipation of those new models, but we also have to consider another fact, the analyst seemed to compare shipped Android tablets compared to iPads that have actually been sold.
However, the biggest flaw in these so-called figures was the fact that in one of the periods compared to last year he did not take into consideration that a new iPad had been released. Last March Apple released the iPad 3, which as you would assume generated increased sales. That has not happened this year, and so sales of the iPad in in 2013 for the same period last would naturally be lower.
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