For a quite some time now, the iPad series of tablets from Apple seems to have been overshadowed by its smaller brother: the iPhones. However, that might be the case but that still doesn’t mean that their sales have been suffering. Although the graph isn’t rising with the same rate as it had been earlier.
Now that Lenovo, Samsung and even Amazon are into this tablet market, it cannot be said that Apple can take it easy any longer. They’re bound to face some stiff competition from them and perhaps this is why the graph hasn’t been growing in the same rate.
The iPad now has a 26.9% share of the global market, ahead of Samsung with 17.2% and Lenovo with 4.9%, according to the research firm IDC. But in the second quarter, Apple’s iPad sales declined 9.3% compared with the same period a year ago, IDC said
During an event at its Cupertino, California, headquarters on Thursday, Apple is set to unveil new iPad series of tablets, which if sources are to be believed then it might be expected that they are to include fingerprint sensors for each model. A major revision of the full-size tablet, the iPad Air, is also expected.
Moreover, the new Air, which is Apple’s larger and more expensive tablet, will be much thinner and faster than the current one, according to an Apple employee who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the plans were not yet official.
The new iPad is also expected to include support for Apple Pay, the mobile payments system that Apple introduced last month for making purchases using the fingerprint sensor inside apps, rather than having to enter a credit card number.
Moreover, Gold iPad shall also be manufactured, according to our sources.
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