From Apple cheerleaders to “realists”
Beancounters at IDC have added up some numbers and divided them by their shoe size and worked out that they really cocked up when they believed Apple’s propaganda that tablets were “game changers”.
An unholy trinity
Fruity tax-dodging cargo-cult Apple has decided that the reason that people are not buying its tablets is because they don’t have enough over-priced versions available.
But laptops / tablets might benefit
It looks like 2017 is going to be a year of 8GB RAM with high-end phones. Most manufacturers support 8GB with their phones and there is a clear trend to add more Random Access Memory to them. Tablets and laptops will benefit, as well.
Steve Jobs was completely wrong
Despite what Steve Jobs and his minions in the Tame Apple Press told us, the tablet was not a game changer, and was simply yet another fashion fad which is now going the way of the dodo and the iPod.
7-inch screen and 4GB of RAM
According to the latest rumor, Google's Huawei-made 7-inch tablet will be released before the end of this year.
But still no recovery
Global tablet shipments are expected to bounce back a little bit, but there are still no signs that the product is recovering.
Apple still in the lead as its game changing fad fades
Beancounters at IDC have been adding up the numbers and dividing by their shoe size and worked out that tablet sales have continued to fall.
“Game changing Dream” becomes nightmare
Tin box shifter Michael Dell has given up on the “game changing” dream touted by Steve Jobs and consigned tablets to the dustbin of history.