Third of iPad owners want smaller slabs
But only one in five of all tablet owners do
Market watcher Strategy Analytics has been asking iPad owners about their desires for the platform and found that a third of them want a tablet with a different size screen.
That said, the current size remains the favourite for the majority of users, and that remains the case when owners of other tablets were questioned too: most prefer the 10in form-factor.
Of all those tablet owners asked - some 923 folk in the UK, US, Germany, France, China and Japan - only 20 per cent said they would rather have a 7in device.
So has Apple "correctly targeted the most preferred screen size with its initial 10 inch iPad offerings", as SA suggests - or did its choice of screen size define the ideal in the mind of punters? We'll probably never know, but the research does show there's a clear, if small, demand for an 'iPad Mini'.
Good job, then, Apple is about to launch one.
Still, demand for seven-inchers - at least on the basis of the SA sample - isn't perhaps as strong as some observers have suggested. That implies that the success of the 7in Amazon Kindle Fire and, more recently, the similarly sized Google Nexus 7 is more a result of low pricing than a compact form-factor. ®
Re: Third of iPad owners are T**T's
"Third of iPad owners are imbeciles"
Oh, do grow up. Not all people's needs are identical, which is why more than one product is released in each market sector, and more than one type often sells.
For reading ebooks, a 7" tablet is often better. For PDFs and manuals, 10" probably is. For video the bigger the better, except when portability comes into it, when suddenly 7" (or even 5") might look a lot better. The 4:3 iPad is better for websites, the 16:9 Androids are better for widescreen video. Even a few seconds thought should show this to be obvious.
I really like the idea of a 7" Galaxy Note, which would be really nice for reading and (obviously) note-taking. However, I'm not sure I can really justify spending the extra cash, when I've got an iPad, which can do both of these things too, if not as well.
People who paid money for a 10 inch iPad were asked what size they preferred. Not surprisingly, they answered 10 inches. The vast majority of those who prefer a different size didn't buy a tablet, so were not asked.
Yup. It's like claiming McDonalds did the right thing selling burgers because 95% of their customers prefer burgers to salads.