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The global tablet market is not exactly thriving, but detachable tablets are doing well, and they will continue to grow, according to the IDC's research and projections.
There's no recovery in sight for worldwide tablet shipments, based on IDC's latest research, even though the leading OEMs aren't doing so bad.
Q2 2017 tablet sales were down 3.4 percent year over year globally, despite big gains reported by three of the world's top five vendors.
Apple is still the uncontested leader of worldwide tablet sales, even as iPads take a big dive from 10.3 to 8.9 million units YoY in Q1 2017.
Costly, boring, aging Apple iPads saw their Q4 sales numbers decline year-on-year, still comfortably beating rising Amazon and Windows tablets.