iPad Sales To Drop In 2015
Estimates from industry experts predict MacBook sales will grow over 15 per cent on year – slated as
the highest growth among the top-10 vendors.
At the same time, iPad shipments are expected to continue decreasing to reach around 55 million units next year. Apple’s overall shipments for the MacBook and iPad will drop from almost 90 million units in
2013 to around 80 million units in 2014 and 70 million units in 2015.
It’s reported that Apple will launch a 12.9-inch iPad and add a new line of product using 12.2-inch Retina displays in 2015, but the vendor’s effort is unlikely to stop its tablet shipments from seeing a major decline.
Experts are forecasting that sales of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus will continue to reduce iPad mini sales in 2015.
This year, Microsoft and Intel have been aggressively promoting clamshell-type touchscreen notebooks, but orders for such devices are not high in volume and after existing stock is sold, experts are suggesting this type of notebook will be phased out.
Industry experts forecast that in 2015, vendors will focus on conventional non-touchscreen notebooks as well as 2-in-1 devices. Since touchscreen controls are not a necessary feature for notebooks, and increase costs, demand for touchscreen notebooks has been weak since their launch.
With inexpensive notebooks becoming a new focus for vendors in 2015, some market watchers believe pushing such devices will help boost sales, but they also predict it is unlikely to generate much in profits.