A Million Tablets Sold Every Two Days In Q2: ‘Sales Are Down’August 5, 2013 11:41 pm
That is what happens when you start off a huge base. Sequentially, tablet sales were down some 9 percent from Q1, according to IDC (Source)
But do not make the mistake of taking this as a trend, which you might only if you ignore the absolute numbers. Some 45 million tablets shipped in Q2: that is a million tablets every two days. In a category that did not exist 4 years back. That is huge. It is a 60 percent increase compared to the same quarter last year.