We’ve heard it before, “the future of computing is tablets.” Apple’s iPad is perhaps the most successful tablet ever, and it becomes more and more popular. However, with the growing popularity, it seems as if the iPad line may be hurting the sale of Macintosh computers.
According to IDC’s PC shipment predictions for Q1 of this year, Apple’s Mac sales decreased by 7.5%. The IDC claims that the reason for the decrease in Apple’s computer sales is due to the cannibalization form the increase in iPad sales. However, not all sources believe that the increase in tablet sales will hurt Mac sales drastically. According to Gartner’s PC predictions for Q1, Mac sales increased by 7.4%.
While it isn’t surprising that two different sources believe two different sales predictions, it is rare to see a nearly 15% swing between sources. Apple will announce its results from Q1 on April 23, so be sure to tune back here to keep updated on Apple’s sales numbers.