Tablet Shipments on the Wane
SAN FRANCISCO—Tablet shipments are expected to decline in 2015 as the market loses momentum amid saturation among consumers in developed regions, according to analysts.
International Data Corp. (IDC) forecasts that shipments of tablets and 2-in-1 devices will decline to 221.8 million this year, down 3.8% from 2014.
Other market research firms are similarly pessimistic about the tablet market in 2015. IHS Technology predicts that the tablet market will decline in 2015 and remain flat in 2016 before returning to growth in 2017.
According to ABI Research, tablet shipments declined in the first quarter by 35% compared with the fourth quarter of 2014 and by 16% compared to the first quarter of 2014.