Worldwide tablet market growth to slow to 7.2% this year

Wednesday 26 November 2014 | 09:04 CET | News
The worldwide tablet market is expected to slow this year, with year-on-year growth at 7.2 percent from 52.5 percent in 2013, according to a new forecast by IDC. Growth will be pulled down by lengthening device lifecycles for tablets, which increasingly resemble those of PCs rather than smartphones. The longer lifecycles are driven by legacy software support for older products, especially within iOS, and the increased use of smartphones for a variety of computing tasks. Amid the slowdown is the expectation that 2014 will represent the first full year of decline in Apple iPad shipments. Total

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Apple / Google
Countries: World
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