ChangeWave: 27% of e-reader buyers wish they'd waited for the iPad
The survey included 3,171 consumers; it also indicates that for people planning on buying an e-reader in the next 90 days, 40% said they will buy an iPad for that purpose. 48% of those surveyed said they would buy a Kindle, 6% would opt for the Barnes & Noble Nook. Only 1 percent were interested in a Sony Reader.
That kind of dramatic shift in the market is likely to be disruptive if the numbers hold up. The iPad is unlike any device offered to consumers (except for its popular little siblings the iPhone and iPod touch), and usually getting people to buy something new can be tough sledding. Even the iPhone was a direct enhancement of existing cell phones with a much better interface and media features.
The news may not be all rosy for Apple. 1 in 4 potential buyers say they will likely put other Apple purchases on hold because of their iPad purchase.
Subscribe to Newsletter
Software Updatesmore updates
- NFL Mobile updated for 2014 Season with new Fantasy Football features, NFL Now integration
- Yahoo Mail improves email inbox searching with new filtering options
- Ember for Mac gains 'hugely-requested' screen recording feature
- Spotify update adds equalizer, refreshed Artist page and more
- Fantastical 2.1 for iOS adds new snooze, search and notification features
- ExpanDrive 4, more services and faster sync