The amount of tablets shipped worldwide was 33 million this past quarter, decreasing by 5 million when compared to the same quarter last year. In previous years, tablet sales had been declining by single digit numbers, but this year that’s been bumped up to the double-digits. According to IDC, the global tablet market declined 13.5 percent this quarter.
Even Amazon, which single-handedly thwarted an invasion of cheap Chinese tablets, saw a decline.
I just hope this report indicates we’ll be getting an even more hand-friendly iPad Mini 5: Icon found in iOS 12 shows iPad with thin bezels, no Home button or notch