Feb 8 2010

Fewer People Want iPad After Its Announcement

Overall, there does not seem to have been a very positive reaction to Apple’s iPad. A poll conducted by retailer Retrevo has shown that fewer people want the iPad after Apple introduced it on January 27. Before Apple’s iPad announcement, 26 percent of those polled said that they had heard of the iPad but were not interested in buying one. This number jumped to 52 percent after the announcement on January 27.

It is hard to tell if expectations for the iPad were simply too high and people therefore could not be satisfied by anything Apple offered, or if the device was just very disappointing.

There was not a completely negative reaction in the poll. Before the announcement, 3 percent of respondents said that they would like to buy an iPad. 9 percent said they would buy it after the announcement.

Before the announcement, 49 percent said that they did not need an iPad, but 61 percent said this after learning about the features after the announcement.

Though the iPad appears to be disliked by quite a few, only time will tell how it will fare.

Via eWeek, image via Apple.

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