Does Apple need a phablet? New figures from IDC make a compelling argument.
Devices with screen sizes of 5 inches to just under 7 inches, i.e., phablets, overtook shipments of portable PCs and tablets, overtaking each device category individually, in the Asia-Pacific region (excluding Japan) in the second quarter of 2013, IDC said Friday.
Device makers shipped 25.2 million phablets in the second quarter, compared with 12.6 million tablets and 12.7 million portable PCs, IDC said. That's almost more than both categories combined.
Need more proof? Phablet shipments in that market were up by 100 … Read more