iPad 4 Announcement Angers 45 Percent of Consumers

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
    bring on the Nexus 10
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  • imsurgical
    Not surprising. Nough said.
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  • bit_user
    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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  • imsurgical
    Not surprising. Nough said.
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  • shmung
    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
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  • Azn Cracker
    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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