IDC believes that in 2016 global sales of tablets will fall by 5.9 per cent in 2015 compared with the year — on-year to 195 million units. Further, IDC believes the tablet market will start showing positive growth, and this will contribute to increasing demand for hybrid devices like Microsoft Surface. IDC believes that in 2020 it will be sold for 63.8 million tablets “two-in-one”. For comparison, in 2015, they were sold only 16.6 million units. In addition, according to IDC, in the next five years will increase the share of hybrid tablets based on Windows, and this happens due to the lower share of other platforms, mainly iOS.
In 2016, IDC forecasts, the share of devices based on Windows among tablets with keyboards acceding will amount to 53.3 percent, and by 2020 it will increase to 74.6%. This means that Android and iOS will be almost priced out of this market segment.