Positive effect from Apple’s new iPads will be short lived


Even though Apple just reported that iPad revenue for its fiscal second quarter had the highest growth rate in six years, the truth is that tablet shipments have been in a free-fall for some years now. The increasing size of smartphone screens is one of the reasons behind the drop in tablet demand. Digitimes Research says that global shipments of these devices will drop 8.7% year-over-year during the second quarter, which runs from April through June. The decline in deliveries will measure 8.9% sequentially from the first quarter, according to the forecast.
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