The total worldwide tablet market, including tablets and 2-in-1 devices, is forecast to grow 19 percent in 2014, down from a growth rate of 52 percent in 2013, according to the International Data Corp.’s Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker.
IDC reduced the 2014 forecast by 4 percent from its previous projection to 260.9 million units worldwide. The reduction in the short-term forecast was due to slowing consumer purchases as hardware iterations slow and the installed base continues to grow.
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