While Apple had a record quarter last time around, iPad sales continued to disappoint and decreased by 13%.
According to market research firm IDC that trend is going to continue. For the first time since the launch of the iPad it will see a year over year decline which is not surprising if you look at the last few quarters.
Currently the iPad has 27.5% market share which is forecasted to decline to 24.5% by 2018. Android is dominating the space with 67.7% market share but will also experience a slight decrease to 64%.
What Apple and Google leave on the table will benefit Microsoft. During the last earnings we already pointed out that strong demand for the Surface Pro 3 has increased tablet revenues to almost $1 billion and if IDC is right that will multiply as they predict the market share to increase from 4.6% to 11.4%.