360° Coverage : Only 8% Of Holiday Tablet Buyers Want iPad Mini

1 Updates
Only 8% Of Holiday Tablet Buyers Want iPad Mini

Only 8% Of Holiday Tablet Buyers Want iPad Mini

Nov 24 2012, 5:00am CST | by

The same amount as Surface

In a twisted but not wholly unexpected turn from what has become the norm over the last several years, consumers are not all frothy at the mouth for the most recently introduced Apple product. Of...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

2 years ago

Only 8% Of Holiday Tablet Buyers Want iPad Mini

Nov 24 2012, 5:00am CST | by

The same amount as Surface

In a twisted but not wholly unexpected turn from what has become the norm over the last several years, consumers are not all frothy at the mouth for the most recently introduced Apple product. Of the consumers who plan to buy a tablet for this holiday season, only 8% said that they were look at the iPad Mini as their tablet of choice.

That puts the pint-sized iPad at the same level of holiday shopping enthusiasm as Microsoft's Surface tablet. Unfortunately, Microsoft probably would have hoped that comparison would be more beneficial to it. Instead, what it really points to is that consumers want a real iPad.

25% of the tablet buyers said that a full-size iPad is their top choice for the holiday season. The second place went to Android, with a tie between Amazon's Kindle Fire HD and Samsung's Galaxy Tab. 15% of consumers chose either one of those as their top pick.

The iPad Mini, of course, is the worst deal on the market if you look at the price based on display size. At $329, it is more than 50% more expensive than other tablets of the same size. And at just $70 less than a regular iPad, customers are paying 17.5% less money but getting 20% less of an iPad.

So this confirms what many analysts, including myself, have been saying since the iPad Mini was announced -- if you want a full-blown tablet that can do everything, you want an iPad. But if you want something affordable that can slide easily into a carry-on bag, you want an Android tablet. There is no space in that equation for the iPad Mini.

Via Mercury News

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/6" rel="author">Mark Raby</a>
With more than 10 years as a professional writer, Mark Raby has an undeniable pulse on the latest trends. From the quiet rumors to the breaking news of the day, his eagle eye is always focused on the newest scoop and figuring out how and why the big newsmakers are noteworthy and relevant. He is based in New York City.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Apple Continues to Depend on Samsung
Apple Continues to Depend on Samsung
Despite previous speculation, Apple still relies on Samsung for the production of the components of its major devices
 
 
Apple Black Friday Deals are on Sale in MacMall Black Friday 2014 Sale
 
 
The Black Friday 2014 Sales You can Shop Today 11/26
The Black Friday 2014 Sales You can Shop Today 11/26
Over 20 Black Friday 2014 sales are already launched. Get the deals early to get your head free for the hard to get Black Friday deals to be released on Thanksgiving Day.
 
 
Target Black Friday Pre Sale launched Online
Target Black Friday Pre Sale launched Online
The Target Black Friday 2014 pre sale is live online offering $100 Gift Cards with iPad Air and iPad mini 3 purchases and many more deals.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

OPEC decides against oil production cut despite price slump
Viena, Nov 28 (IANS) The ministers of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries(OPEC) decided here Thursday to maintain its output level despite crude oil price fell to a four-year low level. The decision to...
Read more on Business Balla
 
12 killed in bus accident in Egypt
Cairo, Nov 28 (IANS) At least 12 people were killed and three others injured Thursday as a passenger bus overturned into a canal in Egypt's Beni Sweif province, around 120 km south of the capital Cairo, media reported...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Explosions, gun fire rock Kabul diplomatic enclave
Kabul, Nov 27 (IANS) Two explosions followed by gunfire rocked the diplomatic enclave here Thursday night, a security officer said. The area of the blast is close to the Tajikistan embassy. The incident occurred in...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Saarc leaders' wives ladies go sight-seeing at Bhaktapur
Kathmandu, Nov 27 (IANS) While the Saarc leaders conferred on regional matters at the tourist resort of Dhulikhel, their wives drove to the World Heritage Site of Bhaktapur to enjoy the sights of the ancient city. The...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Maria Shriver 'disgusted' by Miley Cyrus's party
Patrick Schwarzenegger's mother was ''disgusted'' by Miley Cyrus's birthday celebrations. Maria Shriver - who, along with Arnold Schwarzenegger, are the parents of the 21-year-old actor - is reportedly ''very worried''...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West planning nude photoshoot together?
Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West want to do a nude photoshoot together. The couple are reportedly keen to pose naked alongside each other, after the 34-year-old 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' star recently stripped...
Read more on Celebrity Balla