Device shipments to grow 3.2% to 1.2 bn in Asia Pacific in 2015: Gartner

The shipments of devices in Asia Pacific will grow 3.2 percent to 1.2 billion units in 2015, said Gartner.

The computing device market will decline 1.9 percent decline in 2015 due to low demand for tablets.

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The overall PC market will continue to grow slightly, as shipments in the premium ultramobile category compensate for a decline in sales of traditional desk-based and notebook PCs.

The Ultramobile (Premium) category includes devices such as Microsoft’s Windows 8 Intel x86 products and Apple’s MacBook Air.

The Ultramobile (Tablets and Clamshells) category includes devices such as Apple iPad, iPad mini, Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5, Nexus 7 and Acer Iconia Tab 8, HP Pavilion 11, Lenovo Yoga 2 11 and Dell Inspiron 13.

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.

IDC’s report also states that the combined market of smartphones, tablets plus 2-in-1s, and PCs is set to grow from 1.8 billion units in 2014 to 2.5 billion units in 2019.

According to IDC, the smartphones will grow to represent the majority of total smart connected device (SCD) shipments, declining both tablets and PCs in terms of shipment volumes.

By 2014, smartphones had grown to represent 73.4% of total shipment, while PCs had slipped to 16.8% and tablets had increased to 12.5%. By 2019, IDC expects the distribution to be 77.8% smartphones, 11.6% PCs, and 10.7% tablets.

 

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