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iPad 4 Announcement Angers 45 Percent of Consumers

By - Source: Toluna QuickSurveys | B 73 comments

Third-generation iPad released just seven months ago.

Recently, Apple surprisingly announced the fourth-generation iPad just seven months after its predecessor released during March. The unveiling of the tablet, expectantly, hasn't gone down too well with consumers.

According to a study conducted by Toluna QuickSurveys of 2,000 iPad owners, 45 percent of participants were disgruntled by the iPad 4's announcement due to the iPad 3 launch several months ago.

As pre-orders have shown for the iPad Mini (pre-order demand for iPad 4 wasn't as near as high), the revised tablet is receiving a more positive reception. 14 percent of respondents said that they will definitely buy the tablet, while 32 percent stated they will probably purchase the iPad Mini.

Subsequently, 46 percent of respondents are interested in purchasing an iPad Mini, with 21 percent saying they have plans to buy one as a gift.

The iPad Mini and the iPad 4, which Apple is said to be upgrading early next year, will release this Friday.

 

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    mayankleoboy1 , October 30, 2012 2:21 AM
    bring on the Nexus 10
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    imsurgical , October 30, 2012 2:12 AM
    Not surprising. Nough said.
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    bit_user , October 30, 2012 2:25 AM
    They should have just called it an iPad 3S. That would have taken some of the edge off.

    As it stands, Apple is finally seeing the down side of its enviable customer base of loyal, price-insensitive early adopters.
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  • 29 Hide
    imsurgical , October 30, 2012 2:12 AM
    Not surprising. Nough said.
  • 25 Hide
    shmung , October 30, 2012 2:14 AM
    I know right who wants to hear that 6 months after they dropped 500$+ on something the new version came out and that's only if they bought it like day of release
  • 23 Hide
    Azn Cracker , October 30, 2012 2:18 AM
    Just today, there must be 4 or 5 apple articles written by Zak Islam. Was Steve Jobs his butt buddy or something?
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    mayankleoboy1 , October 30, 2012 2:21 AM
    bring on the Nexus 10
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    Anonymous , October 30, 2012 2:24 AM
    45% of Ipad owners are idiots for even caring about ipad 3, clearly showing all they want is the next apple toy on a more cyclical release schedule. Jobs knew this. He knew his fans were all sheep, but he also knew how to control them. 1 year is a pretty standard figure for most people. Renewing something on a yearly basis, even if it's something like computer hardware feels natural to them. They dont quite see it as a rip off since "hey, I do lots of things on a yearly schedule". 7 months is too soon. Not because it's premature from a hardware standpoint, because even 1 year is too soon. But it's too soon for the avg apple idiot to feel comfortable with their yearly upgrade.
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    bit_user , October 30, 2012 2:25 AM
    They should have just called it an iPad 3S. That would have taken some of the edge off.

    As it stands, Apple is finally seeing the down side of its enviable customer base of loyal, price-insensitive early adopters.
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    bluekoala , October 30, 2012 2:31 AM
    I don't understand why these people make more money than I do?
    Maybe I'm the moron in this whole equasion....
    Or maybe I just feel bad about ripping other people off so much that I work hard so I can live with myself better?
    Then again, I have no debt; I probably AM richer than most iSheep
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    Au_equus , October 30, 2012 2:41 AM
    45% just found out they are iSheep the other 55% have wandered away from the flock b/c they don't give a ____
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    bak0n , October 30, 2012 2:47 AM
    They should of asked that 45% of angered if they will buy it anyways. Wanna bet the majority will?
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    wildkitten , October 30, 2012 2:48 AM
    Azn CrackerJust today, there must be 4 or 5 apple articles written by Zak Islam. Was Steve Jobs his butt buddy or something?

    You do realize this article doesn't put Apple in a favorable light right? Did you even read the article or just assume since it was about Apple it had to be something praising them because the latter seems more plausible based on your idiotic comment.

    You iHaters are as bad and as hypocritical as the iSheep. Like it or not, Apple is a huge player in the tech world. They are one of the most valuable companies in the world and their products are loved by millions. That makes them relevant tech news. Tom's would not be a relevant tech site if they ignored Apple.
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    SneakySnake , October 30, 2012 2:53 AM
    This happens all the time in the android world. The best android phone only hold their title for a month or two, until a new one comes out that's faster/lighter/better battery life/better screen, etc.
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    tolham , October 30, 2012 3:07 AM
    "45 percent of participants were disgruntled by the iPad 4's announcement due to the iPad 3 launch several months ago....the iPad 4, which Apple is said to be upgrading early next year, will release this Friday."

    is apple seriously that worried about the msft surface that they couldn't just wait a few more months and release the ipad4 with the upgrades?
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    techy74 , October 30, 2012 3:17 AM
    Apple sure seems to have a lot of news the same week as MS releases it Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.
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    Darkk , October 30, 2012 3:20 AM
    Geezez. What cry babies. This isn't new concept of buying something where in a few months new models comes out. Big deal. Sell the old one, buy the new one and shut the hell up about it.

    The iBrats should be grateful that Apple products carry highest resale value than any electronics out there.

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    audiophillia , October 30, 2012 3:25 AM
    I have a feeling that the 45% of consumer who are mad are in this comment section right now.
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    phych , October 30, 2012 3:35 AM
    Relevant

    http://theoatmeal.com/comics/apple
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    Camikazi , October 30, 2012 3:41 AM
    tolham"45 percent of participants were disgruntled by the iPad 4's announcement due to the iPad 3 launch several months ago....the iPad 4, which Apple is said to be upgrading early next year, will release this Friday."is apple seriously that worried about the msft surface that they couldn't just wait a few more months and release the ipad4 with the upgrades?

    I think Apple still remembers what MS and it's ways did to them long ago and are worried about a repeat performance :p 
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    Kami3k , October 30, 2012 4:02 AM
    SneakySnakeThis happens all the time in the android world. The best android phone only hold their title for a month or two, until a new one comes out that's faster/lighter/better battery life/better screen, etc.


    Big difference, it never is from the same company. Apple is one company, the best android phones are made by many companies at different times.
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