AppleInsider reports that according to figures from market research firm NPD, the iPadâ€™s dominant share of the tablet market will fall to 50% by 2017, with Android and Windows-based tablets starting to chip away at Appleâ€™s market share by as soon as 2014. The data was published as part of NPD subsidiary DisplaySearchâ€™s Tablet Quarterly, which also estimates that the tablet market as a whole will increase from 81.6 million units in 2011 to 424.9 million by 2017. The report says that worldwide tablet shipments will surpass worldwide notebook shipments by 2016, with demand being driven by more and more features, operating system diversity and manufacturing capacity for tablets.
Source: iPad tablet market share will dip to 50% by 2017, study says
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