Usage among internet users fell in 2017 for the first time

London, 18 December, 2017: Don’t expect to see many tablets appearing on Christmas wish lists this year – their popularity is waning. They may be more affordable than ever but by the end of 2017, tablet user penetration among internet users will fall for the first time, according to eMarketer’s worldwide tablet users forecast.

This year, 32.9% of internet users across the globe will use a tablet, vs. 33.2% in 2016. Tablet usage is expected to continue its decline, and the penetration rate among internet users will drop below 31% by 2021.

eMarketer’s forecast shows that tablet use in…