The average analyst estimate puts Apple's iPad sales at 19.3 million units, down 0.7 percent compared with the same period last year.
American Customer Satisfaction Index report shows customers are happier with tablets than with desktops and laptops, but satisfaction level for PCs in general is down from one year ago.
Even with some glossy new properties, the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based tech giant sees a 6 percent decline in display revenue compared with the same quarter last year.
Experts say WhatsApp and the like contributed to the number of text messages sent falling for the first time last year.
But analysts warn that their report shouldn't be construed as a comeback for the global PC industry.
Worldwide shipments of desktops and laptops suffered their seventh consecutive quarter of decline, according to Gartner's latest research. Apple's Macintosh bucks the trend.
Shipments will drop 10.1 percent this year, with another decline expected for 2014, according to IDC projections.
CEO Marissa Mayer cites progress in Yahoo's turnaround strategy after year of loading up on talent via acquisition spree.
Once the dominant forces in consumer electronics, Japanese companies like Sony, Panasonic, and Sharp find themselves lagging behind the competition.
Peter Chou sheds sales and marketing responsibilities at the beleaguered handset maker to focus on innovation and product development, the Financial Times reports.