Apple Share of Tablet Market to Drop Slightly, but Global Shipments Continue to Grow
As tablets continue to grow in popularity, research firm IDC has raised its forecast for 2012, expecting shipments of the mobile devices to reach 122.3 million units, while also predicting that Apple’s annual market share will drop slightly as Android gains more traction.
Up from the company’s previous prediction of 117.1 million units, the number of tablets shipped worldwide will experience a slight boost in the last leg of 2012 thanks to the arrival of Apple’s iPad Mini, as well as a diversified price range of new Android tablets, according to IDC. No longer limited to the $500-plus…
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