The iPad is doomed and dead! R.I.P! D: D:

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  1. DanButler16, Jan 27, 2016
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    http://www.cnet.com/news/apples-iphone-growth-hits-a-wall/

    http://www.zdnet.com/article/iphone-sales-stall-while-ipad-goes-into-a-nosedive/

    http://www.fastcompany.com/3055943/apples-ipad-sales-continue-to-suffer

    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/apple-has-another-problem-the-ipad-is-dying-2016-01-27

    http://www.techradar.com/news/mobil...-bleak-except-for-microsoft-s-surface-1313847

    I am very sad and very upset right now because of the sales of iPads are still declining very badly and thinking the fact that the iPad might fade away and disappear completely just like netbooks did in a couple years time, I just love iPads so soo much they are my favourite computers ever and I have had 3 iPads the 1st gen and the 4th gen and now the Air 2 I've have replaced my desktop and my laptop with my iPad which I will never ever go back to using desktops/laptops(they are soo boring and are not as fun and not easy to use and not as portable compared to tablets like the iPad) and it is fantastic and I think tablets like the iPad are the future of computing. :(:(


    But let's face it people the iPad is doomed and dead unfortunately! R.I.P the iPad! :(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(
     
  2. RedOrchestra Suspended

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    I wouldn't be planning the funeral march just yet, but interesting to note that iPad sales continued their slide and the new iPP couldn't buffer the fall off.
     
  3. marmiteturkey macrumors 6502

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    Reports of the iPad's death have been greatly exaggerated.

    I wouldn't worry too much about market analysts' hysteria. The iPad has plenty of life left in it, it's just a market that's approaching saturation/maturity, and people do not upgrade that often.
     
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    Sales are down because there is zero comp and the iPads are still great product

    iPad pro helped sales in last quarter but generally people don't see the need to always upgrade iPads each year

    iPads aren't going anywhere anytime soon
     
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    In general, I agree. But there are definitely early warning signs. The belief in market saturation can mask deeper more systemic issues.

    Apple was able to finally bring tablets into the mainstream with the iPad. Many companies attempted to jump on the bandwagon with mostly terrible results. After repeated attempts, they moved on to other things like 2-in-1 hybrids. That has left Apple as really the continued dominant player in the tablet arena.

    Focus is shifting away from tablets towards hybrids. Even if the tablet experience on those devices is inferior to the iPad, the field has shifted such that notebook-like functionality makes up for the tablet-side deficiency.

    Apple needs to do something unique with the iPad to bring it to where "the next big thing" will be. Hopefully Apple is already working on that and things like the iPad Pro are simply "filler" until those pieces are ready.
     
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    PC, tablet and cellphone sales are flat as saturation has occurred. Mac sales are up as more and more people and corporations are leaving Windows behind.

    These trends will continue, however don't expect product updates to stop for iPad and iPhone as they look to define broader markets.

    The iPad Pro has its place, however it's primarily going into new markets, not upgrade markets. Apple knew this when they created it.
     
  7. DanButler16, Jan 27, 2016
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    Really?? How do YOU know that the reports of the iPad's death is greatly exaggerated?? so why do some people on those tech websites like Zdnet, Cnet say the time of the iPad is nearly over then?!???!!
     
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    I think that the iPad was one of Apples greatest moments but its a device that has never had its true potential exploited. It doesn't really do much that is different to the iPhone and thats a shame.
     
  9. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    To get people to read their articles

    That's like asking why do newspapers make up stories?
     
  10. Alrescha macrumors 68020

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    I can't speak for anyone else, but I know because all sites you listed are well-known for click-bait headlines and their delight in exaggerating anything negative about Apple. Avoid sites like that and the outlook is considerably less bleak.

    A.
     
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    You can't have sales improving every quarter for six years with tablets, apparently. iPhone did better in this regard, but they will follow this year too I'm afraid. Seems only natural after so many years with a market this crowded.
     
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    Exactly. Take the time to read the actual articles, and oftentimes the content of the article don't even match the headlines. Not that I'm going to personally take the time to read *these* articles. I've wasted enough time following sensational headlines only to find meaninglessly prosaic content that wasn't worth my time reading.
     
  14. DanButler16 thread starter Suspended

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    Ok but what about the 9'7 inch iPads?? Do they have a place?? I really really hope soo as I think the 9'7 inch iPads are the PERFECT size for a tablet and offers the best of both worlds in portability and enough screen real estate and more importantly lots of computing power, to be honest for me personally the iPad Pro being at 12'9 inches is way way too big for me and it defeats the purpose of a tablet and on the other hand/side the 7'9 inch Mini is way to small for me and does not offer enough screen real estate!

    As I said I think the 9'7 inch iPads are the PERFECT size for a tablet period!!!! :) :)
     
  15. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    None of the articles you linked to contain the words "netbook" or "disappear" in them, or try to make the point that iPads will eventually be nonexistent.

    None.
     
  16. DanButler16 thread starter Suspended

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    Sorry but What is FUD?? I am new on here lol.
     
  17. Alrescha, Jan 27, 2016
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    Reports are that half of the iPads sold in the US were minis. I do not think that either size is going anywhere.
     
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    Fear Uncertainty Doubt. Well others beat me to it.
     
  20. masotime macrumors 68000

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    Apple hasn't refreshed their 9.7" iPad yet. If I already own an iPad Air 2, why would I buy another one? If I didn't buy an iPad Air 2 when it launched, why would I suddenly decide to buy it?

    The iPad Pro wasn't meant to improve basic iPad sales - it was supposed to be a new "pro" category (the success of which is going to depend vastly on the software ecosystem catching on for "pro" apps).

    You're really worrying too much / spreading a lot of FUD. Just relax, and ignore the media outlets who are trying to sensationalize everything Apple because... well it's Apple.
     
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    Lol just like the PC was dead in the 1980s haha. Also iOS 10 will be huge
     
  22. Shanghaichica macrumors 603

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    I think the tablet market as a whole is in decline. The iPad is still the best selling tablet though. I think there isn't much Apple can do to rejuvenate iPad sales. It's just the way the market is going. People are choosing phablets over tablets, people are waiting for several years to upgrade their tablets. Also I think tablets have not been the PC killer they were touted to be when they first launched. The tablet market is a lot bigger than it was when thenipad first launched. Many people are happy to pick up bargain basement android devices rather than spend more money on the iPad. I think these are all factors which are contributing the decline of iPad sales.
     
  23. bensisko macrumors 65816

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    If you're talking about manufacturers then yes - they've all shifted their focus from tablets to hybrids. This isn't out of a sense of 'where the market is going' as much as pure laziness. "Well, we can't complete with the iPad, so let's go back to our bread and butter, the laptop, slap a touchscreen on it and call it a hybrid."

    Consumers on the other hand aren't going wild over hybrids. It's not the "next big thing".

    So, then, what of iPad sales? It's actually pretty simple:
    • Kindle (and other cheap tablets)
    • New competition at the high-end (almost exclusively the Surface Pro, even here it's barely a dent)
    • Less of a desire to upgrade/hanging on to older models
    • The Second-hand market
    • Slow-down in Vertical adaptation
    • Novelty has worn out (or at least down)
    Does that mean the end of the iPad?

    Of course not. Apple will continue to make iPads as long as it makes Apple money. Even with a slowdown, iPads still make Apple a LOT of money. Remember, Apple is NOT other companies. They're not going to kill a money-making product just because some Wall Street people don't know a computer from a hole in their head.

    We can safely say the "hype" phase is over. This isn't the end of the iPad, it's just the end of people buying an iPad because it's the "in" thing.
     
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    A very well researched and thoroughly thought out first post. Almost as well researched and thoroughly thought out as the articles it links to. More emoticons next time.
     
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    If Tim Cook find any magic then iPad will make a comeback.....

    Apple Pencil
    Price reduce
    Better iOS
     

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