This IDC Forecast Update forecasts and analyzes the worldwide tablet market by region. It updates and supersedes Worldwide and U.S. Tablet 2013–2017 Forecast (IDC #240362, April 2013). It includes shipment, revenue, and ASP data for the 2013–2017 forecast period, as well as segmentation by consumer versus commercial adoption, screen size, operating system, and connectivity.
The tablet market continues to grow at a robust rate, thanks to strong demand primarily for iOS and Android-based devices. Windows 8 and Windows RT continue to struggle to gain traction in the market, but we expect Microsoft and its partners to roll out additional tablets utilizing the 8.1 versions of both operating systems in the second half of the year.