The popularity of tablets, which began with the release of the very first iPad, continues to grow. According to the forecasts of the analytical company IDCalready in the coming years, the volume of deliveries of tablets will surpass those of personal computers.
If at the end of 2012 the world sold 144.5 million tablets, this year this number will reach 229.3 million If this high growth rate continues in the future, by 2015 more tablets will be shipped than desktops and laptops. According to experts from IDC, it is iPad is responsible for such an impressive success of tablets and growth in the number of their sales. However, in the coming years, the palm is likely to move to budget devices based on Android.
This trend can be confirmed by the decline in the average world price of tablets to $381. The average cost of personal computers at the moment is almost twice as high at $635. At the same time, the price of tablets will continue to decline. As far as Apple is concerned, there are no indications yet for changes in the cost of the iPad and iPad mini.
It is also interesting to note the changes in the preferences of tablet buyers regarding display sizes. The original iPad diagonal of 9.7″ is gradually giving way to more compact solutions, among which is iPad mini. Tablets with a screen size of less than 8″ are on the rise, and the picture will not change significantly in the coming years. It’s safe to say that Apple’s idea to release its own compact tablet has fully justified itself. [CultofMac]
The popularity of tablets, which began with the release of the very first iPad, continues to grow. According to the forecasts of the analytical company IDC, in the coming years, the volume of shipments of tablets will surpass those of personal computers. If at the end of 2012 144.5 million tablets were sold in the world, then this year this number will reach 229.3 million. If such a high growth rate…
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