Apple may experience a great time with the kind of sales its iPhone handsets see, but that's not the deal with the company's iPad offerings. In fact, things have been grim as far as iPad sales are concerned. But Apple, as it seems, has been helped by India in this respect.
Apple iPad tablet has seen a decline in sales, although sales numbers climbed up by 45 percent in India during the last quarter. As far as overall sales is concerned, it fell to from 16.3 million units in the previous Q2 to 13.2 million in Q3.
However, Apple was still treated to a bit of good news as its Indian user base has stood tall even under pressure. But even then, year-on-year figures have showed a decline of about 1.5 million units for the company for its once popular tablet.
With the new results now in hand, CEO Tim Cook also recognized the Middle East and China markets as growth areas, also pointing out a 50 percent plus growth, although this boost has been affected by weaker overall sales in matured markets.
But Apple isn't the only one suffering from this. The overall scene in the tablet market has dropped considerably. In fact, China saw the biggest growth as sales grew by 64 percent.
Apple's financial results for the third quarter was not really what the Wall Street analysts has expected. However, strong iPhone sales have suggested that Apple very well make up for the loss in a big way, especially with the new iPhones heading over in the next quarter.