“One of the biggest reasons why detachables are growing so fast is because end users are seeing those devices as PC replacements,” said Jean Philippe Bouchard, Research Director, Tablets at IDC. “We believe Apple sold just over two million iPad Pros while Microsoft sold around 1.6 million Surface devices…”
That’s a good sign, although it wasn’t enough to counteract the slide in iPad sales last quarter. At least it seems to have been well-received in the professional tablet niche.
Overall the tablet market was down 13.7 percent. Amazon was up, although it’s a little easier when you’re practically giving them away. Most shocking, however, is news that Huawei makes a tablet. Apparently. Very surprising.