In short, yes, it has! At least, thatís what a new report from IHS iSuppli says, according to a news story on AppleInsider today. In its latest report, IHS iSuppli says that netbook shipments for the current year, 2013, will only be a small amount over 10% of their peak figure of 32.14 million units shipped in 2010, being just 3.97 million, according to their forecast. This also represents a 72% fall from 2012ís total shipments. What this basically shows is that netbooks have failed to take off in the way in which they were expected too, filling in the gap between smartphones and PCs. And the reason for this? Well, as AppleInsider notes, 2010 is also the year that a little device called the iPad hit the market! IHS iSuppli goes on to say that by 2014, just 264,000 netbooks will be shipped, and that by 2015 it will be dead, with none shipped whatsoever.
Source: IHS sees netbooks dead by 2015, blames Apple's iPad