It seems that tablets are proving ever more popular with the older generation. In the UK it seems that there has been a sharp increase in Internet use by the over-65s and that many are doing so with the help of a tablet. According to the new Adults’ Media Use and Attitudes Report from communications regulator Ofcom, the use of tablets for Internet access use by 65-74s has trebled tripled in 2013, compared to use by those aged 35-64, which has doubled. The report also shows that there has been a nine percentage point increase in those aged 65+ ever going online (42% vs. 33% in 2012).
Other interesting facts are that:
- 62% of UK adults now use a smartphone, (54% in 2012);
- Adults in UK aged 65-74 are almost twice as likely to use a smartphone now compared to 2012 (20% vs. 12%)
- There has been growth in take-up and use by older people, across a range of devices.