If you hear the way financial analysts talk, the iPad is just about to crash-and-burn and our landfills will be piled with tablets within the decade. Sales of the iPad have declined significantly in the past year. Research firm IDC determined that Apple captured only 26.9 percent of the market share in the third quarter of 2014, a nine percent decline from a year ago.
That does not mean the death toll for the iPad, though. Apple’s CEO Tim Cook recently told Re/code in an interview that sales slumps are nothing new in the tech world. “I’d call what’s going on recently a speed bump, and I’ve seen that in every category.”