Is the ipad dying?

Published On: January 28, 2016 | Categories: Lighthearted |

I don’t believe it! Is the ipad dying? Sales of iPads plunged by an astonishing 25% over Christmas, the company revealed in Tuesday’s quarterly earnings announcement. Holiday sales of iPads were down to their lowest levels in five years. Not since 2011, when the product was still relatively new, have they been so low. In my opionion, everyone has one already! They were bound to get to a point where people didn’t need one…because they already had one! Ok…maybe that’s just a silly opinion…

The main culprit seems to be the growing trend toward oversized “phablets” like the iPhone 6s and 6s plus. They’re killing off the iPad. Apple has never been afraid to cannibalize sales — the iPhone killed the iPod, if anyone can remember that far back — and it’s a habit of all successful, innovative companies. But it is nonetheless a cost, and detracts from growing sales in other areas.Whether the new iPad Pro, a giant 13-inch tablet costing nearly $1,000, becomes more than a niche product remains to be seen. I can tell you I have one, and I love it. Of course, I loved the small one too, which I stil use as well. <insert geek joke here>The fading of the iPad may be just a minor bump on Apple’s yellow brick road — or something more ominous. The great danger constantly facing Apple is saturation. At some point, smartphones may become as exciting as digital watches. Right now, all of technology is becoming dull. (did I just say that?) I can walk through an Apple store and not see one thing that I want. As a matter of fact, I have an Apple gift card sitting in wallet and I don’t know when the next time I will use it.I guess the real issue is that I hate to hear the the ipad is dying. I think the ipad has done so much for the medical and technology industry. It changed it. I feel like I owe it something :) Thanks Apple.


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