Smaller tablets expected to dominate the future market.
Sales of tablets in the UK is projected to fall from 17 million in 2013, to 14 million this year, according to CCS Insight.
This comes just after we saw a huge rise in sales ranging from the top-end premium models such as they iPad, to the budget devices such as the Tesco Hudl.
Over 43 per cent of the UKs population now owns a tablet, up from just six per cent two years ago. This number is expected to double by 2017.
The coming two years however will see the market slow down, as people take a breather from consuming the newest gadgets so quickly. It will pick up again in 2016 - contrary to Strategy Analytics' 2012 prediction that tablet sales would pass 780 million in 2016 worldwide - and CCS Insight reckon sales will hit 20 million in the UK by 2017.
Marina Koytcheva, director of forecasting at CCS Insight, said: Its only natural that we will now see a cooling off in tablet sales for the next couple of years. The next big wave of growth will come in two years when consumers who bought their first tablets in 2012 and 2013 start replacing them.
Smaller tablets are expected to dominate the market even more so than they are doing now. 2012 was a bad year for the little tablets, as they only accounted for 34 per cent. This rose to 63 per cent in 20113 and is looking to grow even further in the future.

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