According to a report by the research firm IDC, Apple will ship roughly 60 million iPad tablets in 2015. The Cupertino giant moved 63.4 million slates last year.
IDC projects Apple to capture 25.6% of the tablet market this year – down from 27.6% in 2014. Android tablets will once again be the most popular ones on the market in 2015 with 67.4% market share. The latter is a tick above the 67.3% showing for Google’s mobile platform last year.
Windows tablets are expected to increase their market share this year to 7%, as opposed to 5.1% a year ago. Microsoft’s focus on affordable tablets, bundled with Office 365 will help it make a splash. The same goes for the launch of the radically new Windows 10.
Overall tablet shipments are projected to reach 234.5 million units this year. That’s a minor 2.1% increase over the 229.7 million units in 2014.
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