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  • Does Initial iPad Demand Really Beat Initial iPhone Demand?


    If someone told me last week that the initial demand for the iPad is way ahead of the initial demand for the iPhone three years ago, I would asked the person just how much "Kool-Aid" they've been drinking. But according to a new survey, the iPad leads the iPhone in early market demand.

    A ChangeWave Research survey reveals that Apple's tablet is "outpacing" the 2007 first wave of demand noted for the iPhone. As a result, Mike Abramsky of RBC Capital Markets is reiterating the findings, which suggest that 13 percent of the public may pony up to pay for an iPad in the coming weeks. That tops the 2007 survey which found that only 9% of consumers were likely to buy an iPhone upon the device's release.

    Strangely enough, while many have expressed (in these forums) some concerns about the initial high price of the iPad variations, it seems that for the most part, pricing isn't an issue. Only 8% of survey respondents (3200 people in all) raised objections to the iPad pricing. Astoundingly, 28% of survey respondents griped about the iPhone's initial pricing.

    Of course, surveys are ultimately just surveys. We'll have to wait until the iPad is officially released before any true measure of "initial interest" can be gauged. But from where Apple is standing right now, all signs indicate that things are looking up for the iPad's release.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Does Initial iPad Demand Really Beat Initial iPhone Demand? started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 48 Comments
    1. Frostywinter's Avatar
      Frostywinter -
      Do we know the USA release date of the 1st iPad yet?

      Cant seem to find that anywhere?

      Tks
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      As of 2010, we expect more basic ways to sync that ipad with a USB at least on the side to either stream or edit videos from external camera and that's not there. We have evolved just as quickly as tech has changed and certain features we expect just saying
    1. TT KH's Avatar
      TT KH -
      Could it be March 1st or late March, I'm not sure if I'm a a fan boy or not but had the 1st generation, 3g and 3gs and their macbook pro and the magic mose with window 7 on it ofcourse, for some reason apple don't have a backspace button only a delete button. I'm not Apple haters just dissappointed how they do business, such as you can come to any apple store and buy the iphone outright with firmware 3.1.3 but can't go back to 3.1.2, so how the @*&^ am I suppose to jailbreak or unlock the phone, we are suppose to buy a $600 piece of brick. The hype on the Ipad were all that, multi tasking, usb, camera, but Steve Job firgure he could come out with a stereoid Itouch and call it good.
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      I am with SB on this, I am waiting on my chance to preorder. I had a macbook becuase I was taking many courses over the past years. But I am out now and since the announcment I decided to sell the macbook and already got me a new 27in i5 iMac last week. I am looking for the iPad to be the middle gadget. For when I am just sitting playing ps3 or xbox360 and want to look something up without bringing a laptop out of sleep or closed postion but have bigger screen than my iPhone. Or when I can't sleep and just want to check the forums and news before passing out for the night.

      Quote Originally Posted by TT KH View Post
      ....such as you can come to any apple store and buy the iphone outright with firmware 3.1.3 but can't go back to 3.1.2, so how the @*&^ am I suppose to jailbreak or unlock the phone, we are suppose to buy a $600 piece of brick.
      What store can you walk into and find models that are just made that come with old firmware? I am sure the current PS3s and I know the current xbox360s on the shelves don't come with old firmware. They come with the closest possible one.
    1. TT KH's Avatar
      TT KH -
      Well ofcourse they will always have the latest firmware but still let us folks restore it like before, they have taking the ability from us of going back, try to restore, the only restore will do is to update.
    1. odoggy75's Avatar
      odoggy75 -
      I think Kool-aid made the survey.
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by TT KH View Post
      Well ofcourse they will always have the latest firmware but still let us folks restore it like before, they have taking the ability from us of going back, try to restore, the only restore will do is to update.
      Same goes for those other electronics too. You can't go back on firmware.
    1. Effenpig!'s Avatar
      Effenpig! -
      You CAN go back on firmware, but you have to go exactly 88 MPH