CHART: The Post-PC Era Visualized

Mobile device shipments dwarf PC shipments. According to IDC, smartphones and tablets accounted for about two-thirds of all connected device shipments in the second quarter, across all world regions (Americas, Asia-Pacific, and Europe, Middle East and Africa).

That is huge, considering smartphone shipments overtook PC shipments for the first time last year.  

PCs are not going to disappear anytime soon, but the rise of mobile devices have fundamentally altered the computing experience. The always-on internet connection in consumers’ pockets has spurred enormous growth in web usage, changed the way they shop, and increased content consumption.  

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