Apple reports slump in iPad sales as iPhone sales rise

The company sold 35.2 million iPhones from March to June, an increase of 13% from the same time in 2013

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Apple reports slump in iPad sales as iPhone sales rise For the last two years the company has launched a new phone in September and this year analysts are expecting phones with bigger screens. Reports suggest that tablet buyers are less concerned with replacing their iPad every one or two years.
By  Helen Gaskell Published  July 23, 2014

Apple has reported quarterly profits of $7.75bn, up 13% on the same period last year however sales of its iPad have fallen for the second quarter in a row, down 9% to 13.3 million, online sources say.

According to reports, the company is seeing strong growth in Brazil, Russia, India, South Africa, and especially China where iPhone sales rose by 48%.

In a statement, Apple chief executive Tim Cook said he was "incredibly excited" about new operating systems for iPhones and computers as well as "new products and services that we can't wait to introduce".

For the last two years the company has launched a new phone in September and this year analysts are expecting phones with bigger screens. Reports suggest that tablet buyers are less concerned with replacing their iPad every one or two years.

According to the BBC, there was some surprise among analysts that sales of the iphone remained strong in the most recent quarter, as often buyers hold back if they suspect a new model will be released in the near future. The slump means Apple is now largely dependent on the iPhone, which sold 35.2m units, up 13% on the same period last year, to fuel growth.

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