Marcus Wohlsen of Wired examines the declining tablet market and what it means for the future of both design and content.
He writes, “As with smartphones, the tablet market is ‘maturing’—dreaded business jargon for what happens when scorching demand for a new technology cools as the novelty wears off. Tablets have become as mundane as the PCs whose decline they hastened. Instead of radical hardware innovations, the maxed-out market is racing toward as many screen sizes as shoe sizes. Constraints are supposed to breed creativity, but thanks to the size of the human hand, tablet makers are approaching the form-factor limits of what a flat-screen handheld device can be.”
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