“According to the latest forecasts from market intelligence firm ABI Research, tablet growth is expected to resume and continue over the next 5 years with a forecast of nearly 290 million tablet shipments in 2019,” Firstpost reports. “As the calendar year comes to a close, many of the world’s tablet vendors are looking forward to opportunities in 2015 and are hoping to avoid a repeat of lackluster 2014 results.”

““Historically, Apple has counted approximately 35% of its iPad sales in the last calendar quarter of the year,’ says Senior Practice Director Jeff Orr,” Firstpost reports. “‘Unless Apple can pull off a 32+ million unit quarter, sales for CY2014 will be down for the first year since the iPad launched.'”

Firstpost reports, “ABI Research predicts Apple iPad to reach nearly 68 million in 2014, compared to just over 74 million shipped in 2013.”

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