Apple World Today News Update: May 3, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: May 3, 2018

We missed yesterday's podcast due to a conflict, but we're back today with all sorts of great news for you:

  • Yet another person can thank the Apple Watch for saving his life, after a New York man followed his Watch's advice to seek medical attention immediately after suffering from a ruptured ulcer

  • Just a reminder: your Mom wants flowers for Mother's Day on May 13th, and you can get some nice deals by using Apple Pay to pay for them

  • The big beneficiary of all of the negative news about Apple from Wall Street analysts during the past few months was Apple, which was able to buy up a record amount of its shares at a discount price

  • Apple's iPads are bucking the trend of shrinking tablet market share

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iPad appears to be a leaky lifeboat from the sinking ship SS Tablet

iPad appears to be a leaky lifeboat from the sinking ship SS Tablet

IDC provided data today showing that although Apple's iPad continues to be the market share leader in the tablet market, its share has dropped markedly over the past year and the overall market for tablets is declining. 

This year, Apple shipped 10.9 million iPads in the second quarter (ending June 30), while the number for 2014 was 13.3 million units. That's a decline of 18 percent in one year. Apple's share of the overall tablet space dropped from 27.7 percent in 2014 to 24.5 percent this year. 

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