Despite Apple’s iPad Pro launching mid-quarter, the 12.9-inch tablet had a better sales quarter than Microsoft’s Surface. According to IDC estimates, the iPad Pro sold 2 million units while the Surface only sold 1.6 million. The firm says the iPad Pro is a win even though the tablet market fell ten percent last quarter.
However, this isn’t all bad for Microsoft. The Surface grew 29 percent year over year. But, this could possibly indicate that hybrid devices such as the Surface and iPad Pro has sparked some interest in the tablet market.
IDC says that the larger, more expensive Surface Pro outsold the cheaper Surface 3 last quarter. Again, indicating that some consumers are ready to ditch their traditional laptops in favor of hybrid devices with detachable keyboards.