Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Monday February 02, 2015

Worldwide Tablet Shipments Experience First Year-Over-Year Decline

But...but...but....tablets are supposed to be killing the PC by now. What happened to those repeated predictions Mr. Analyst?

Worldwide tablet shipments recorded a year-over-year decline for the first time since the market's inception in 2010. Overall shipments for tablets and 2-in-1 devices reached 76.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2014 (4Q14) for -3.2% growth, according to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker. Although the fourth quarter witnessed a decline in the global market, shipments for the full year 2014 increased 4.4%, totaling 229.6 million units.