According to the forecast of Digitimes Research, the global supply of tablets in 2018 and 2019 will be reduced to 141 million units per year. This will happens due to the flooding of the market with smartphones with large displays.
Analysts say that during the years 2021-2023, sales of tablets in the world will be reduced annually by about 2-3%. And after this period will remain at the level of 120 million units per year.
Most likely, in the upcoming years, only 9 inches tablets will come in the market. The growing demand of consumers who want to change the model a little. And will also be an increase in purchases from the education sector. However, in 2018, sales of computer tablets will still fall due to the decline in overall demand.
Many companies, including Apple, offer smartphone users with displays from six to seven inches. The market has been filling up with such devices for quite a long time. But now the rate of increase will slow displays. The only solution for fans of large screens will be tablets, which still have the opportunity to develop and become more convenient. Thanks to the introduction of frameless displays or additional functions. Digitimes Research expects that the main dimensions of the tablet after 2020 will be from 9.7 to 12.9 inches.
It is expected that Apple’s share of the tablet market will gradually expand over the next five years. Also, the longer lifespan of the iPad, compared to its competitors on Android, will make Apple tablets the best choice for users.