Global media tablet sales will grow at a 21% CAGR between 2014 and 2019, which translates into unit sales of 123.9 million units in 2019. Use-cases for business apps continue to produce double-digit growth. As open source mobile app development for tablets advances, the pressure increases on IT to support BYOD policies.
Last year, 13.0 million wearable devices were shipped in China. That was already a 150% increase over 2013. Wearable device shipments in China are forecast to increase by 169.2% and reach 35 million units in 2015.
The latest IDC enterprise study reveals that media tablet penetration is accelerating in the UK, France, and Germany, and is expected to reach more than 15% of the total client device base by 2018 — that’s up from 6% in the second half of 2014.
Ultra high definition LCD TV panel shipments continue to rise. Shipments of 4K TV panels in April 2015 exceeded 3 million units for the first time — comprising 14% of all TV panels shipped globally during the month, according to IHS.
Global sales of business tablets (Personal Liable + Corporate Liable) to enterprise users totaled 19.1 million units in Q1 2015, representing a -7% decrease over the same quarter a year earlier. In comparison, the overall media tablet market decreased -1% in the first quarter, going to 51.8 million units from 56.7 million in Q1 2014.
Data shows that as of May 2015, consumer demand for connected home devices — such as thermostats, light bulbs, locks, sensors and cameras — experienced its first drop below the level of a year ago, a sign that consumer interest has apparently stalled.