Is Apple about to turn around the two-year decline in iPad sales? The website Digitimes thinks it just might.
The overall market of tablets is declining, though Apple retains the largest share, big sales still prove elusive.
However, after the announcement of a brand new 9.7-inch iPad Pro (which follows the 12.9-inch iPad Pro released last year), Digitimes is predicting Apple will ship an estimated four million new iPad Pros in the next three months.
That’s not all – interestingly, they predict that the older iPad Air 2 will end up accounting for the largest portion of all iPads shipped. And that’s not a bad prediction – during this week’s Apple live event, it was revealed that the iPad Air 2 would fall in price by $100 and now start at $399 for a 16GB model.
It’s likely that this reduction will buoy that market for those not after a super-specced out iPad.
It’s difficult to say whether these predictions will come true, but it’s interesting to think that by launching a new premium model Apple will effectively boost the entire iPad product line.