IDC: MEA tablet market suffers first ever year-on-year decline

After years of posting successive gains, the Middle East and Africa (MEA) tablet market recorded its first ever year-on-year decline in the first quarter of 2015, with shipments to the region declining 5.8 per cent to 3.83 million units. According to IDC, the poor performance was caused by a sharp decline in the region's biggest tablet market, Turkey, where shipments almost halved when compared to the corresponding quarter of 2014. The year as a whole will see positive growth, with shipments increasing 5.8 per cent year on year to a total of 17.66 million units. However, this represents a stark slowdown from the overall growth of 41.6 per cent seen in 2014. Release