Apple reported during its earnings call on Tuesday that a combined total of 57.9 million iPhones and iPads were sold in Q3 2015, which means that for the first time in the history of the iOS platform, it is matching sales of all Windows PCs put together.
Apple seems to have silently discontinued the original iPad mini — originally unveiled in October 2012 — as the tablet is no longer available for purchase through the company’s online store.
Despite the sales of iPad slowing down, Apple remains the world’s largest tablet vendor in the world. According to the data compiled by IDC, the overall tablet market in itself is seeing a decline in sales, with the market shrinking by 5.9 percent in Q1, 2015.
An issue with the onboard iPads used by American Airlines pilots grounded “a few dozen flights” on Tuesday night, leaving hundreds of passengers stuck on a runway for several hours. The devices were unable to retrieve flight plans, and many flights had to return to the gate to access a Wi-Fi network.
Having the right device when you need it can be tough, especially if something like an iPad is suddenly very convenient but buying one isn’t.
After raising the prices of digital content like apps and games in many markets late last year, Apple followed yesterday’s event by hiking the prices of its hardware, too. In numerous countries, Macs, iOS devices, iPods, and more are now a little pricier than they were yesterday.
On Sunday, February 22, the 87th annual Academy Awards will take place. Leading up to the big event, Apple has launched a brand new commercial starring the iPad.
Apple has released a new music-themed commercial titled “Change” that features Swedish singer Elliphant, Los Angeles-based producer Gaslamp Killer, English DJ Riton and Parsian film director So Me using their iPads to compose, write, record and produce a remix of Elliphant’s “All or nothing” song.
Majority of the iPad owners use the tablet for playing games or watching videos, but a couple used the tablet to fly and crash land their single-engine plane after an electrical system failure rendered all the instruments on it non-functional.
The iPad reignited the tablet market in a big way, but that was years ago, and customers have found that they don’t need to replace a tablet as often as they might a smartphone.