Written by: John Paul Titlow
Rhetoric about the “post-PC age” has ramped up considerably since Apple first launched the iPad in the beginning of 2010, adding a hot-selling tablet device to the smartphone-fueled wireless Internet revolution already underway.
PC sales have already started to wane, but it won’t be until 2015 that they’ll really take a hit. That’s the year that mobile Internet users will outnumber people accessing the Internet from PCs and other wireline devices, according to new information from International Data Corporation (IDC).
“The impact of smartphone and, especially, media tablet adoption will be so great that the number of users accessing the Internet through PCs will first stagnate and then slowly decline,” reads a statement released by IDC.
By that point, the total number of Internet users worldwide is expected to grow to 2.7 billion, which represents about 40% of the world’s population.
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