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Most of iPad buyers were Apple 'fanboys,' says survey

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 05 Apr 2010 13:40 User comments (8)

Most of iPad buyers were Apple 'fanboys,' says survey Research firm Piper Jaffray has released a survey today that includes the results of 448 launch day iPad buyers, and it appears that most are what could be considered Apple "fanboys."
74 percent of the buyers were current Mac users, and 96 percent of those were completely satisfied with their Mac computers.

66 percent of the buyers own iPhones. 13 percent owned Amazon Kindle e-readers but 58 percent were set to replace it with the iPad.

The most popular model purchased was the cheap $499 16GB model, at 39 percent of all buys, followed by the more expensive 32GB model at 32 percent.

74 percent of all buyers will use the iPad for Internet surfing, with 38 percent using the device for e-book reading.

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8 user comments

15.4.2010 14:17

Well luckily for Apple, the money they make off of fanboys would support a developing 3rd world country for a decade.

25.4.2010 14:32

I thought that pretty much anyone short sighted enough to buy an apple product could be considered a "fanboy".

35.4.2010 15:19

I'm surprised that 110%, or approximately 282 of 256 surveyed, planned to buy a 64GB 3GS. >.<

45.4.2010 17:43

Originally posted by ThePastor:
I thought that pretty much anyone short sighted enough to buy an apple product could be considered a "fanboy".
I think you're right.

55.4.2010 19:40

One Word... DUH!

Anyone else sick of hearing about the iPad? Until this device can show me it has revolutionized the computing world like some have made it out to be then it will still be considered an oversized iPod Touch with 3G Support.

65.4.2010 20:39

Color me surprised! 9_9

Quote:
... the cheap $499 16GB model ...

That's relative, of course... Not to all products of it's kind, but to other iPads.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 05 Apr 2010 @ 20:39

76.4.2010 15:08
lissenup2
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But but but.............Apple's products never crash, are way more secure and will not only save the world but cure cancer too. IPad, IPhone, Mac, ITouch are all GOD's gifts to mankind that work miracles.

Phooey!!!

86.4.2010 20:24

Originally posted by bobiroc:
One Word... DUH!

Anyone else sick of hearing about the iPad? Until this device can show me it has revolutionized the computing world like some have made it out to be then it will still be considered an oversized iPod Touch with 3G Support.
Watch the Video 48Hrs After the iPad !
They give them an 8 on scale of 10 !

http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-429453?hpt=Mid

and Problems with the Wi-Fi Connection:
http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/ptech/04/06...x.html?hpt=Sbin
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