IDC raised its forecast of global tablet shipments to 117 million units this year, up 65 percent from 71 million shipped tablets in 2011. The company also upped its original forecast from March 2012 by more than 30 percent to 261 million units.

The modifications to their outlook for 2016 reflect their optimism for iOS devices. Similarly, they now expect less marketshare for Android tablets, instead favoring Windows devices.