In 2014, growth in global tablet shipments is taking a steep dive, as consumers upgrade less often than expected. PC shipments, on the other hand, are enjoying a brief easing of their decline.
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That's in terms of sales, not screen size. The firm says shipments of the phone-tablet hybrids will reach 318 million in 2015, more than tablet and portable PC shipments.
Emerging markets are still showing interest in new tablets, but that isn't enough to sustain IDC's prior forecast for this year.
Market researcher revises its prediction for global PC shipments in 2014, but it still expects a decline.
The number of personal computers worldwide is expected to drop 6 percent this year, according to a study published Tuesday.
Increasing demand for big-screen smartphones means tablet sales could be lower than expected, says research firm IDC.
So much for last year's uptick. But even with an overall decline in the first quarter, the top two players -- Lenovo and HP -- eked out higher shipments.
Thanks to the Apple Watch, the wearable-gadgets market is poised to soar, says IDC.
The iconic tablet was a phenomenon out of the gate, but with sales slowing, the iPad finds itself at a crossroads on the fifth anniversary of its original launch.