Tablet Growth to Slow as Markets Saturate

The tablet segment is seeing explosive growth in emerging markets, heralding an even greater slowdown for the PC market in the coming years. Even with tablets flying off shelves in newer markets, though, the overall tablet market may have already hit its peak growth.Market research firm IDC has released a new report predicting that global tablet market growth will slow to just 19.4% this year with an estimated 260.9 million tablets predicted to ship. This, compared to the 51.6% growth the industry saw in 2013.

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