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IDC: Tablet Shipments Decline as Consumers Await Updated iPad Models

Maximum PC: Newly released data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) suggests that the lack of a new iPad model from Apple is the primary reason why tablet shipments declined in the second quarter of 2013. According to IDC's figures, worldwide tablet shipments "finally experienced a sequential decline," dropping 9.7 percent in the most recent quarter. At the same time, the 45.1 million tablets shipped in Q2 represents a 59.6 percent jump from the same quarter a year ago.

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blackmanone2869d ago

Or maybe, just maybe, people are realizing that these 400 dollar machines they so quickly ate up collect dust less than 6 months after purchase when the fad has died down.