Tablet Demand Down?

Posted on by Ryan

According to a recent study done by Canalys, tablet sales were down 5% last quarter. It seems as the 2 biggest developers of tablets, Apple and Samsung, both experience a dip in sales last quarter. Apple sold 13.3 million units while Samsung sold 8.9 million tablets.

 

So what’s the reasoning behind this decline? Canalys Senior Analyst Tim Couling had this to say…

“A slowdown in the pace of innovation is creating an issue for tablet vendors. The tablet market has quickly found itself in the same position the notebook market was in some years ago, with minimal increases in hardware performance forming the basis for an argument to upgrade,”

 

The surprise however is that Notebooks outsold tablets last quarter and had a 13% increase over this time last year.