At this point that almost all markets are suffering due to the coronavirus outbreak and IDC has made some grim predictions about the tablet market. According to its report, the tablet market will sink 30% in the first quarter of this year, compared to Q1 2019.
The COVID-19 will likely affect the whole first half of this year as well, but the decline will slow down to 14% in Q2 2020. In addition to the lower demand, the insufficient supply is also contributing to the decline. Supply chains can’t deliver and even the few customers who want to buy a tablet can’t get them.
But it’s not all bad. IDC says that this is also a new opportunity for some OEMs. With users around the world working, learning and teaching from home, the demand for electronic devices will probably rise.