A few years back, Costco was out of the loop when it came to Apple’s then-current iPad, and the retailer responded by dropping all of Apple’s products in due course. It looks like the times have changed, though, as some Apple-branded products are now available for your purchasing pleasure.
Multiple analyst estimates predict that Apple will see a year-over-year fall in iPad sales in Q2 2014, with the decline ranging anywhere from 23% to 0.7%. So what’s the reason for this fall in sales? Former Apple exec Jean-Louis Gassée thinks that the simplicity of the iPad, and its lack of Pro features is restricting the iPad’s growth.
Hot on the heels of a $50 discount on the Retina iPad mini, electronics retailer h.h. greg is offering a discount on the iPad Air and other iPad models.
The iPad 2 held its own against the iPad 3 and iPad 4, but the latest sales data from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners suggest interest in the aging tablet is slipping. Instead of the iPad 2, customers are buying up the iPad Air and the iPad mini.