Tablets to Outsell PCs Worldwide by 2015

from
,

Almost four years have passed since the first iPad went on sale in April 2010. Back then, not even the keenest optimists could have predicted the impact of the device that was then mocked as an oversized iPod Touch.

Tablets have changed the way we interact with media, the way we shop and, in many cases, replaced the PC as our primary computing device. As tablets and smartphones have become powerful enough to handle virtually any computing task thrown at them, the workplace is probably the last stronghold of the traditional PC.

PC shipments have recently declined significantly and according to IDC’s latest forecast the industry will stagnate for years to come. In 2013, tablets outshipped laptop PCs for the first time and by 2015 they are expected to outship PCs overall for the first time as our chart nicely illustrates.



Infographic: Tablets to Outsell PCs Worldwide by 2015 | Statista
Related Infographics
  • Apple
    How Apple's Stock Reacts to New Product Announcements

    This chart illustrates how Apple's stock price reacted in the past after Apple had unveiled a new product, such as the original iPhone in 2007.

  • Tablets
    How Back-to-School Shopping for Tech Is Changing This Year

    This chart shows the % of parents planning a back to school purchase of the following items.

  • Smartphones
    People Rarely Unplug From Technology

    This chart shows how often U.S. Internet users unplug.

  • Media Use
    Surrounded by Screens?

    This chart shows the percentage of people in selected countries stating that they are "constantly looking at screens these days".

  • Tablets
    The Tablet Market Is Increasingly Fragmented

    This chart shows tablet market share of the five largest tablet vendors in the second quarter of 2014.

More info on this topic
Tablets statistics
Tablets statistics
Tablets
You may also be interested in...
Infographic Newsletter

Statista offers daily infographics about trending topics covering Media and Society.

Download & Reference

More statistics about...
Show more
FAQ
Who may use the "Chart of the Day"?
The Statista "Chart of the Day", made available under the Creative Commons License CC BY-ND 3.0, may be used and displayed without charge by all commercial and non-commercial websites. Use is, however, only permitted with proper attribution to Statista.

Which topics are covered by the "Chart of the Day"?
The Statista "Chart of the Day" currently focuses on two sectors: "Media and Technology", updated daily and featuring the latest statistics from the media, internet, telecommunications and consumer electronics industries; and "Economy and Society", , which inlcudes current data from the United States and around the world relating to economic and political issues as well as sports and entertainment.

Can Statista create customized charts?
Absolutely! For information on tailor-made and sector-specific Charts of the Day, please contact Jan Ahrens
(jan.ahrens@statista.com).