In the period from April to June this year, the company sold 14.6 million iPads, down from 17 million in the same period of 2012 and a disappointment compared to the sharply higher sales it had reported in the previous two quarters. At the end of 2012, the company scored record sales of 22.9 million in a single quarter, helped by the launch of the fourth-generation iPad and the first iPad Mini.
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