Fortune Examines IDC’s Pessimistic Tablet Sale Numbers

Philip Elmer-DeWitt:

Then I took a second look at IDC’s report. What I missed the first time — and what these reporters failed to take into account — is that IDC was talking about Q1 2011, which runs from January to March, not Q2 2011, which ran from April to June.

Of course tablet sales dipped after the October-to-December holiday quarter. We knew that months ago. This is news?

Sunday, 10 July 2011