Cambridge, Mass. – U.S. sales of tablet computers — such as
Apple’s iPad — reached an estimated 10.3 million units in 2010, and projected
to more than double in 2011 to 24.1 million and eventually hit 44 million by
2015, according to a revised forecast from market research firm Forrester.
firm predicts that Apple will command the vast majority of the tablet market
through 2012, and that consumers will update their tablets more frequently than
previously thought — closer to the rate at which they replace MP3 players or
By 2015, 82 million U.S. consumers — or about one-third of all U.S.
online consumers — will be using a tablet, Forrester said.