IDC Tablet Predictions

idc.gifIDC has revised up the number of tablets expected to ship in 2013 from 142.8 million units to 165.9 million units. They also breakdown how they expect the market shares to evolve up to 2016…


Many developers ignore the potential of tablets and prefer to just target smartphones as this is the larger market. However, the market size for tablet apps is already substantial and is of similar magnitude to that of smartphones only a few years ago. There’s less app competition in the tablet space and it’s easier to get noticed.