Feeds

Apple's iPad not so shiny once you get it home

Brits too busy to fondle their slabs...

The Power of One Infographic

Many Brits can't be bothered to use their fruity fondleslabs once they have them and don't think they're worth the money, a new study has found.

The survey, by money-off coupon site MyVoucherCodes, showed that over a quarter of UK iPad users only used their Apple tablet once a week and one in 10 don't even bother with it that much.

Only 42 per cent of the 1,531 users asked said they use their iPad every day.

In fact, nearly half of the participants – at 46 per cent – don't think they're getting their money's worth out of the Apple tablet, and 18 per cent said they would consider selling it because they hardly ever use it.

Of those who use their fondleslab less than once a week, more than half of them are apathetic because they don't have a 3G model so they can only use it with Wi-Fi. Which does rather seem to defeat the purpose of a mobile device, since you're only truly mobile if you live in and travel through a hotspot haven.

Apart from that more legitimate reason, 61 per cent said they were just too busy to fondle their slab and 27 per cent said they didn't have any need for it.

Before you wonder why they shelled out over £400 for it then, it turns out not all of them did. The survey found that 14 per cent of people polled had been given the iPad as a gift and hadn't had much use for it in the first place.

This is clearly just a timely reminder to all of us coming up to Christmas: keep your gift receipts, even when handing over what should be the awesomely generous pressie of a shiny new tablet. Also, do try to find out if your intended gift recipient prefers Android. ®

Top three mobile application threats

More from The Register

next story
NEW Raspberry Pi B+, NOW with - count them - FOUR USB ports
Composite vid socket binned as GPIO sprouts new pins
Child diagnosed as allergic to iPad
Apple's fondleslab is the tablet dermatitis sufferers won't want to take
Microsoft takes on Chromebook with low-cost Windows laptops
Redmond's chief salesman: We're taking 'hard' decisions
For Lenovo US, 8-inch Windows tablets are DEAD – long live 8-inch Windows tablets
Reports it's killing off smaller slabs are greatly exaggerated
Seventh-gen SPARC silicon will accelerate Oracle databases
Uncle Larry's mutually-optimised stack to become clearer in August
EU dons gloves, pokes Google's deals with Android mobe makers
El Reg cops a squint at investigatory letters
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Prevent sensitive data leakage over insecure channels or stolen mobile devices.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.
Mobile application security vulnerability report
The alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, and the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.