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Poll: iPad Hype Dying Down?

by on February 9th, 2010

A recent poll by Retrevo suggests that consumer love for the iPad is dying down. With Apple’s announcement of the iPad, the hype leading up to the device was incredible. Once the product was announced, many people were disappointed that the iPad’s specifications did not live up to their incredible expectations. The iPad, for what it is meant to do, is going to be amazing for first time internet users–who won’t have to deal with the complexities of running an operating system!

Retrevo Poll Suggests Consumers Don’t Want an iPad

Retrevo (one of the largest electronics sites on the internet) recently posted results of their iPad poll. They asked consumers four questions:

Before the iPad announcement:
Have you heard about the new Apple tablet that might be revealed in January?
From what you’ve heard about the tablet, do you think you need one?

After the iPad announcement:
Have you heard about the new Apple tablet?
From what you’ve heard about the tablet, do you think you need one?

What’s interesting to note here is that Retrevo previously had a survey that stated MacBooks were being outsold by Netbooks in the ‘back to school’ segment. John Gruber was quick to point out that survey wasn’t very accurate.

There is speculation that Apple might lower iPad pricing if demand is low. However, typically Apple products rarely have sales, but there are price drops when new updates/products are announced.

iPadinCanada.ca’s iPad Poll – Your Turn to Get Involved!

We’re going to start our own unscientific poll for Canadians. Please take part and it’ll be interesting to see what the results will be!



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  • Manduh

    Well, since I haven't had an iPhone in a long time, I will definitely buy this! Makes more sense since I don't really use a cell phone and I have been wanting to get back into the iPhone world, this is close enough… and for around the same price – WTF not?? :D

  • Manduh

    Well, since I haven't had an iPhone in a long time, I will definitely buy this! Makes more sense since I don't really use a cell phone and I have been wanting to get back into the iPhone world, this is close enough… and for around the same price – WTF not?? :D

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    Yeah, the pricing is really aggressive. Apple wants to get as many people into the App Store atmosphere…and a $499 entry level price will cause a lot of impulse buys! But the iPad looks pretty sweet though…