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IHS iSuppli Predicts Steady Increase of Tablet Device Shipments Worldwide

According to recent market forecasts for tablet devices, the worldwide shipment of these new-generation gadgets will rise more significantly than originally anticipated - and that the Apple iPad will continue its domination in the market for years to come.

The revelation was made by the research outfit IHS iSuppli. The company predicts that the global media shipment of tablet devices will increase three-fold with estimates of 60 million units shipped in the near future.

Interestingly, this figure is considerably higher than earlier predictions made by the outfit in May, when it had forecasted shipment-figures of tablet devices as high as 58.9 million.

IHS iSuppli also claimed the shipment figure for tablet devices could reach 275.3 million units in 2015, as compared to the previously expected figure of 262.1 million.

The report also highlighted the fact that the Apple iPad plays a really crucial role in the ever increasing popularity of tablet devices. According to forecasts, iPad alone will contribute almost 74 percent of the total tally of shipments in 2011 and will continue its domination in a very similar manner through 2013.