Are Tablets Part of Your Internet Experience?

The IDC (International Data Corporation) is stating that the sales from tablets are beginning to taper off. They believe it will lead to a plateau. The number sold for the first quarter of this year is already down by 35.7% from the last quarter, although admittedly, many of those sales were meant for holiday gifts. What could be causing this downturn? Are people over the whole tablet thing? Are tablets part of your Internet experience?

Of course the most well-known tablet is the iPad, but there are also Kindles, Android tablets, and others. When they first appeared on the scene, they were the big thing. It’s easy to see why people might prefer a tablet as they’re small and lightweight, and many times the mobile OS is easier to navigate than a desktop OS. They’re almost as mobile as a phone, but not quite. We’ll just ignore the existence of phablets for this conversation. Tablets can’t always do everything we want to do on our computers though. They come close, but they don’t fully extend that way.

Maybe this is what people are finding out. Are people realizing tablets can’t do it all and they’re beginning to abandon the trend? Or are people just as in love with the tablet as they always were, but people who wanted a tablet have already gotten one? How about you? Is the tablet part of your Internet experience?


Laura Tucker Laura Tucker

Laura has spent nearly 20 years writing news, reviews, and op-eds, with more than 10 of those years as an editor as well. She has exclusively used Apple products for the past three decades. In addition to writing and editing at MTE, she also runs the site's sponsored review program.

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  1. My iPod 4th gen Touch was really fun…at first, but mac moved so quickly to OBS every app…even iOS itself…I can’t even check my FB w/o the damn thing crashing. Also between mac and amazon, they are trying to trap people into re-purchasing music and vids they already own in order to enjoy them on the go. It’s a scam, it’s BS, reputable help blogs like machelp, macworld…..they even lie to get customers to make hardware and software upgrades you DO NOT NEED. A basic understanding of data abstraction; basic OOD concepts proves the deception. I am DONE with all their bogus proprietary $ grubbing…dont they have enough? I built a tiny, portable, linux box on the cheap….OBS my device? Fine-im OBSing your company. Mac has received my last dollar. #opensource #freeware #OOD #ADT #greedy #secretsandlies #lulz

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