Worldwide tablet shipments decline for the tenth straight quarter

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  • kerryforrest

    I’d love to get a new tablet but my provider doesn’t do it like they do for new phones

    • Can’t Fix Stupid

      You mean finance it? Why can’t you save up then buy it?

    • kerryforrest

      I could but don’t want one that badly. I was mainly speaking of people in general and a possible reason for slumping sales

    • JoMore

      Who are you with? Most carriers finance tablets like phones on 2 year plans

  • demigod79

    As the article mentioned, this is not unexpected. The tablet fad is long gone and you’d be hard-pressed to find much interest in such devices. The advent of large smartphones and touch-capable/convertible laptops made effectively squeezed out tablets and eliminated any need for their existence. Even the people who still use them mostly use them for playing games and other trivial tasks (tasks which could very easily be handled by phones and/or laptops).

    • Do Do

      True, I bought the 12.9″ ipad pro strictly for reading. I tried others but the 12.9″ just hit the sweet spot for viewing for me. Of course using Itunes/ibooks crap for the pdfs is a complete nightmare but once they’re on the tablet the magazines look great and are easy to read. I probably wouldn’t recommend anyone do what I did however, at least not for the price.

  • Can’t Fix Stupid

    The trend remains a) they got too expensive and broke credit addicted people can’t finance them like phones b) they improved enough a couple years ago to the point that newer models aren’t required to enjoy most features/speed etc c) larger screens on phones now a given rather than the exception.

    Even Apple acknowledged that the pricing increase they tried to push thru with the Pro line didn’t work and released an updated non-pro version at a more affordable price point. The Samsung S series remains pricey also.

    Lots of people still use tablets and at some point the sales will stabilize.

    • JoMore

      You can’t fix it, but you could do a quick web search before posting.. people can finance them through many carriers in Canada.
      Bell Rogers Telus Virgin and Fido offer tablets on 24 month plans.

    • Can’t Fix Stupid

      Would you like a cookie?

    • JoMore

      Will it help clean the egg off your face?

    • Can’t Fix Stupid

      Troll like cookie?

    • JoMore

      So I point out that you’re wrong and instead of just acknowledging it, you pull this dumb ish like a true 15 year old keyboard warrior.

    • Can’t Fix Stupid

      Troll who uses term “dumb ish” accuses someone else of being a keyboard warrior?

      Have a participation cookie!

    • JoMore

      Keep proving my point

  • No surprise. I don’t really feel the urge to buy a new tablet like a phone, since we use phones all the time. Tablets will likely be huge business for businesses and the consumer side will taper off.

    Why do we need a 7 to 10 inch screen when we have 5 to 7 as phones in out hands and tv’s at home? Even cars have touch screens now.

    • Allyouranusarebelongtous

      that’s because they’ve been doing a crap job of making them must have devices. 2 in 1’s are currently doing that though. The rather pricey Samsung Galaxy Book 12 set to release shortly in the states is a great example of a killer tablet. Apple has completely dropped the ball in some respects with bizarre trickle down features (or lack of them) and a total lack of innovation. Sure the future might not be in slabs…but apple could redefine the tablet somewhat and make it a must have…without making it a convergence device.