Posted by : brij fbEducator Wednesday, 29 May 2013

159136032 520x245 Mary Meekers Internet Trends Report 2013: Tablet shipments surpassed desktops, laptops in just three years

At the D11 conference today, Mary Meeker released her second installment of the Internet Trends report. The Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner discusses everything from the growth of Internet usage to mobile devices, and everything in between.


Here’s the full 117-page slide report:




Here are some notable statistics (hardly a comprehensive list):



  • 500 million photos uploaded and shared daily, rising at a rate of 2x year-over-year.

  • 15 pecent of global Internet traffic is mobile, growing at a rate of 1.5 per year (and likely to accelerate).

  • 1.49 billion smartphone subscribers, 31 percent growth.


One slide worth highlighting is number 45:


tablet shipments 730x541 Mary Meekers Internet Trends Report 2013: Tablet shipments surpassed desktops, laptops in just three years


In case there was any doubt, this chart clearly dispels it all: tablets are definitely not a fad like netbooks were.


See also – PC shipments post steepest decline ever in Q1 2013, down 13.9% year-over-year to 76.3m units


Top Image Credit: AFP/Getty Images





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