This IDC study forecasts and analyzes the worldwide tablet market by region. It updates and supersedes Worldwide and U.S. Tablet Plus 2-in-1 2014-2018 Forecast Update: December 2014 (IDC #253099, December 2014). It includes shipment, revenue, and ASP data for the 2015-2019 period, as well as segmentation by consumer versus commercial adoption, screen size, operating system, and connectivity.
"The tablet market will never experience the same growth as it did before," says Jean Philippe Bouchard, IDC's research director for Tablets. "We will see growth in certain segment of the market like in cellular-capable tablets, larger screen size tablets, or in 2-in-1 devices. The shift toward those specifications will help tablets and 2-in-1s fill a need for mobile productivity, and we might see those devices starting to impact the PC notebook space in the near future."