Asia Pacific devices shipments to grow 3.2 percent in 2015Staff writer ▼ | April 1, 2015
Combined shipments of devices (PCs, tablets, ultramobiles and mobile phones) in the Asia Pacific region are forecast to total 1.2 billion units in 2015, an increase of 3.2 percent over 2014, according to Gartner.
Gartner PCs, tablets, ultramobiles and mobile phones
The overall increase in device shipments is driven by 4.1 percent growth in the mobile phone market, as cheaper priced smartphones stimulate replacements, especially in emerging markets.
"Device penetration is very high in Asia Pacific – at or beyond saturation point in mature markets and major cities in the emerging markets," said Gartner principal analyst Lillian Tay.
"Market saturation, along with consumers extending the lifetime of their tablets, has caused a re-calibration in the growth trajectory in the market. From 2016, we expect the tablet market to resume growth from a stabilized base." ■