Bleak future predicted for global tablet sales through 2024 in new market research
That's hardly surprising given that Q1 shipments reportedly took a hit of almost 9 percent compared to the same timeframe last year, while Q2 2019 figures were down by exactly 5 percent from 2018's April - June period. Interestingly, Apple's market-leading iPads are predicted to receive upgrades less "keenly" than "before", which feels like an odd prophecy to make after an onslaught of non-Pro releases this year.
Apparently, the general feeling is that "iPads' price cuts are only having limited effect on stimulating demand", which might prompt Apple to release fewer new models going forward. While we're on the subject of individual manufacturers, we should point out Microsoft is expected to defy the overall market decline and boost its Windows-powered tablet shipments "exponentially" in 2019 and beyond, helping the company inch closer and closer to Lenovo's number five spot in the global vendor rankings.
No words on what to expect from Samsung, Huawei, and Amazon, which are currently the second, third, and fourth-largest tablet manufacturers in the world, so we'll just assume their figures will follow industry trends and shrink by a small but notable margin every year.