Thanks to strong iPad (AAPL) sales, IDC is once more hiking its 2012 tablet market forecast,...

|By:, SA News Editor

Thanks to strong iPad (AAPL) sales, IDC is once more hiking its 2012 tablet market forecast, this time to 107.4M units from a prior 106.1M. It's also raising its 2013 forecast to 142.8M units from 137.4M. The iPad is now expected to grow its share to 62.5% in 2012 from 58.2%, while Android (Kindle Fire/Nook Tablet included) is expected to fall to 36.5% from 38.7%. Also, in another example of tablet cannibalization, e-reader shipments are expected to fall slightly Y/Y to 28M. (iSuppli)