Author: Paul Ploumis29 May 2015 Last updated at 06:40:51 GMT
SEATTLE (Scrap Monster): According to International Data Corporation (IDC), the global PC shipments are likely to decline for the fourth consecutive year in 2015.
Smartphones and Tablets packed with latest technologies will continue to lure global users away from personal computers. As per the latest forecast released by the agency, global PC shipments are likely to decline by 6.2% over the previous year in 2015. Earlier, IDC had predicted that PC shipments may remain flat in 2015.
On the other hand, shipment of smartphones is projected to grow by 11.3% during 2015, touching nearly 1.5 billion units. The rate of smartphone shipments is expected to be less when compared with the shipment growth of 26.7% recorded during 2014. However, various markets around the world continue to witness robust growth, IDC noted.
Tablets have also eaten into PC’s market share. The tablet shipments during 2015 are predicted to fall by 3.8% to total 221.8 million units worldwide. Analysts had predicted marginal growth of 2.1% in tablet shipments for 2015.
Altogether, approximately 2 billion PCs, smartphones and tablets are likely to be shipped globally in 2015.
International Data Corporation (IDC), an American market research, analysis and advisory firm, specializes in information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology. A wholly owned subsidiary of the International Data Group (IDG) company (first founded in 1964), IDC has its headquarters in Framingham, Massachusetts, United States (U.S.). The corporation employs over 1,000 analysts, who provide consultancy in relation to technology opportunities and trends for over 110 countries.