The NPD Group has just sent out a press release announcing some interesting details about iPad buyers. Just 13% of owners chose to buy their iPad instead of a PC, while 24% replaced an e-reader purchase with an iPad. Early iPad adopters were also far more likely to own other Apple products.
The first wave of iPad users seem to be very happy with their devices, posting an 80% satisfaction rate, compared to 65% for people who bought one further after launch. Early adopters use their tablets around 18 hours/week. They also tend to use the iPad for more multimedia tasks. They are 50% more likely to watch movies, 60% more likely to watch TV and 38% more likely to read e-books.
The main causes of dissatisfaction with the iPad are a lack of USB ports (51%) and the inability to easily print or multi-task. Those latter two issues are being dealt with by Apple, but the former will require a major change to the iPad's seamless design.
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Gwyneth Paltrow facing Lawsuit
The famous actress and creator of a website named Goop, Gwyneth Paltrow, is facing a lawsuit by a man who claims she plagiarized his creative phrase. And she is also concerned about her ex-husband’s new relationships.
The “geek mind” is concerned with more than just the latest iPhone rumors, or which company will win the gaming console wars. I4U is concerned with more than just the latest photo shoot or other celebrity gossip.
The “geek mind” is concerned with life, in all its different forms and facets. The geek mind wants to know about societal and financial issues, both abroad and at home. If a Fortune 500 decides to raise their minimum wage, or any high priority news, the geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants to know the top teams in the National Football League, or who’s likely to win the NBA Finals this coming year. The geek mind wants to know who the hottest new models are, or whether the newest blockbuster movie is worth seeing. The geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants—needs—knowledge.