Survey Shows IPad Demand Greater Than Early IPhone Demand?

Posted: Feb 24 2010, 10:06am CST | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 7:42pm CDT, in News | Apple

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The iPad is still an unknown quantity. Until it opens up for pre-order, we won't know how many people really want to drop $500+ of their hard-earned cash on one. There has been a lot of speculation as to what iPad demand will be, but we just won't know until it starts to sell. That said, an RCB/ChangeWave survey (via All Things D) may have given us a decent predictor of iPad success.

13% of respondents stated that they were somewhat, or very likely to purchase an iPad. This compares to 9% who said the same things about the original iPhone prior to its launch. This doesn't mean that the iPad will be more of a hit than the iPhone (that would be somewhat outlandish) but it certainly bodes well for its success.

Respondents gave the low $499 introductory price as a big reason for their desire to buy. Only 8% of customers considered it to be unreasonably high. By comparison, 28% of respondents stated that the iPhone's initial pricing was far too high. 19% of those who stated they wanted an iPad wanted the basic, $499 version. Another 19% wanted the $829 64 GB version with 3G.

We'll see how accurate a prediction this survey made in just a few more weeks.

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