51% of iPad buyers own Windows PCs

MacToddB

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http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2010/04/16/51-of-ipad-buyers-own-windows-pcs/

I don't know really know if that's a compliment or an insult to Apple. lol Seriously... it can go either way. Just like the potential iPad buyer.
Most households who have a computer, have a Windows PC. I have one... plus three Macs, an iPad, and an iPhone 3G. My PC is just a netbook for when I need a true Windows computer, usually for certain kids' games, which the iPad is displacing. Sold my second netbook in fact, when I got the iPad.
 

CJS7070

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Well, granted the hundreds of thousands of ipads that were sold, I'm not really surprised that most were windows users, not when the demographics of the sales were this wide scale.
 

calebz

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Well, granted the hundreds of thousands of ipads that were sold, I'm not really surprised that most were windows users, not when the demographics of the sales were this wide scale.
Hmm? Makes sense. Good point.
 

diabolic

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Like the iPhone, I think the appeal of the iPad reaches outside of the traditional group of Mac users. Also, like the iPhone, it will increase the number of people considering a Mac for their next computer.
 

applesupergeek

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http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2010/04/16/51-of-ipad-buyers-own-windows-pcs/

I don't know really know if that's a compliment or an insult to Apple. lol Seriously... it can go either way. Just like the potential iPad buyer.
How could it be an insult to any company if someone buys their products. All the more so when those who buy their products are used to owning devices from a competitor. How can this be anything but a huge compliment?

Seriously your posts make my head hurt. :rolleyes: I don't mind as much that they are inane, but the bitterness about apple that emanates from them, and the fact that you have to come to the ipad forums to share it with the rest of us...
 

vw195

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How could it be an insult to any company if someone buys their products. All the more so when those who buy their products are used to owning devices from a competitor. How can this be anything but a huge compliment?

Seriously your posts make my head hurt. :rolleyes: I don't mind as much that they are inane, but the bitterness about apple that emanates from them, and the fact that you have to come to the ipad forums to share it with the rest of us...
Actually I dont think it is either. Sorry, I dont want a macbook. I dont want to use OSX. For that matter I dont want an iPhone. I am happy with my iPad, iPod Touch 2G, my Win 7 c2D, my Win 7 netbook, and my Win6.5.3 HTC Touch Pro 2, oh and my Sony reader :)

Man I have too much crap!
 

wrxdrunkie

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I can easily see this being the case, I am a windows user, thats what I am really comfortable with and "faster" with, but I love OSX. I bought the first iphone, which made me want a mac laptop, got the mac laptop, then sold the laptop, then got the ipad, now I want a mac again.

I am a huge techy, so I love almost all of the apple products, their design is just best in class almost every time. But at the same time I love windows, I am able to put together serious workstations for a lot less money.

For me products like the iphone and ipad are gateway drugs to wanting more apple stuff, lol.
 

cdesigns

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I own 3 PC's, 1 iPad, 1 iTouch, and 2 iphones 3GS wich I will be selling to get Sprint EVOs, ATT plans are too expensive for what they offer.

I love the ipad and itouch, but not a fan of mac OS, Win 7 all the way.
 

wrxdrunkie

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I own 3 PC's, 1 iPad, 1 iTouch, and 2 iphones 3GS wich I will be selling to get Sprint EVOs, ATT plans are too expensive for what they offer.

I love the ipad and itouch, but not a fan of mac OS, Win 7 all the way.
I am also getting the EVO, man I can not wait. Using the 4g hotspot with airvideo is going to be great.
 

Trek2100

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Oct 20, 2009
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http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2010/04/16/51-of-ipad-buyers-own-windows-pcs/

I don't know really know if that's a compliment or an insult to Apple. lol Seriously... it can go either way. Just like the potential iPad buyer.
These stats are meaningless. Its still a windows world. If only Mac users bought Apple products Apple might be in financial difficulties. I only know 1 person at work who has bought an iPad and she is a total windows user that has no expectation of switching to the Mac. I have been responsible for selling 16 iPhones and only 2 were Mac users and those 2 bought Macs based on my recommendation. If the truth be known, eventually if not already, the majority of iPad users will be window users (IMHO). I have both Mac and Windows PCs at home although I've given my Dell desktop to my son since his Toshiba laptop died:D. Thats how I was able to convince the wifey to allow me to purchase the 27" i7 iMac:).
 

airansun

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Like the iPhone, I think the appeal of the iPad reaches outside of the traditional group of Mac users. Also, like the iPhone, it will increase the number of people considering a Mac for their next computer.
Exactly. The iPhones (and now the iPad) are breakthrough hardware for Apple. For people like myself, who have used Windows based computers for years, using the iPhone provides a direct experience of the architectural elegance of Apple's operating system(s).

I'm not any sort of Johnny come-lately to personal computers. I programed and operated IBM 1130s and 360s while in high school. Because a friend worked for Xerox PARC, I saw my first mouse and WYSIWYG in 1979 and was blown away. In the 80's, I had IBM's early PCs operating MS-DOS. I remember checking out a friend's MacIntosh when they first came out and being very impressed.

I always considered Microsoft's Windows a crude imitation of Apple's operating system. But with such a small market share, most software writers weren't writing for Apple products. That, and the fact that all my business relations were wedded to Microsoft (very clever marketing) meant that I never made the leap.

My experience with my iPhone changed all that. If you can put the Apple experience into people's hands, many of them will have the same reaction. The iPhone was a game changer in more than one way.

My first Apple computer, a 15" MPB 7i, is currently on its way to me. And I'm waiting for the iPad 3G I ordered earlier this month.
 

gillybean

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Jul 21, 2008
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I've had an iPod, iPod video, iPod touch, iPhone 3gs, and an iPad. (and will probably get another iPad when the 3g comes out).

However in terms of computers, I've always gone with Windows or Linux PCs from Dell. I don't think I'd ever get a Mac computer unless it was just to develop iPhone/iPad apps on.
 

Trek2100

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Oct 20, 2009
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Exactly. The iPhones (and now the iPad) are breakthrough hardware for Apple. For people like myself, who have used Windows based computers for years, using the iPhone provides a direct experience of the architectural elegance of Apple's operating system(s).

I'm not any sort of Johnny come-lately to personal computers. I programed and operated IBM 1130s and 360s while in high school. Because a friend worked for Xerox PARC, I saw my first mouse and WYSIWYG in 1979 and was blown away. In the 80's, I had IBM's early PCs operating MS-DOS. I remember checking out a friend's MacIntosh when they first came out and being very impressed.

I always considered Microsoft's Windows a crude imitation of Apple's operating system. But with such a small market share, most software writers weren't writing for Apple products. That, and the fact that all my business relations were wedded to Microsoft (very clever marketing) meant that I never made the leap.

My experience with my iPhone changed all that. If you can put the Apple experience into people's hands, many of them will have the same reaction. The iPhone was a game changer in more than one way.

My first Apple computer, a 15" MPB 7i, is currently on its way to me. And I'm waiting for the iPad 3G I ordered earlier this month.
Welcome to the club:). You must be as old as I am. I first programmed the IBM 402 tabulating machine (plugs into a wire board) and a 1401 using SPS, machine language and autocoder back in the '60s. Started switching to the Mac (MBP) at home 3 1/2 years ago.
 
Not surprising at all..... when ninety-some percent of households own PCs.... Of course the iPad could create the halo effect for PC owners switching over to Macs.

The thing that surprises me more is that under 9% of iPad owners own iPhones. Considering the HUGE user base of iPhones* and the similarity between the two devices that there would be a lot more overlap. 63% own Macs and only 8.5% own iPhones??? I would think the iPhone's would be around 25-50%.


*I have no figures comparing iphone and mac american user base, but I would imagine they are pretty close. I mean over 50 million iphones sold world wide, probably nearly half of those in America. (25 mil) then take the American Mac user percentage (8%) of the 300mil Americans and you get 24 mil.
 

1rottenapple

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These stats are meaningless. Its still a windows world. If only Mac users bought Apple products Apple might be in financial difficulties. I only know 1 person at work who has bought an iPad and she is a total windows user that has no expectation of switching to the Mac. I have been responsible for selling 16 iPhones and only 2 were Mac users and those 2 bought Macs based on my recommendation. If the truth be known, eventually if not already, the majority of iPad users will be window users (IMHO). I have both Mac and Windows PCs at home although I've given my Dell desktop to my son since his Toshiba laptop died:D. Thats how I was able to convince the wifey to allow me to purchase the 27" i7 iMac:).
I agree. When apple lowers the price of the iPad to allow mass adoption, widows users will outnumber Mac users. It's simple math. I would guess many apple users are first adopters, perhaps due to brand loyalty. At my school, most iPhone users are windows users. In the rest of the world, apple has even fewer Mac users since it's numbers are concentrated in the US.
 

airansun

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Apr 14, 2010
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SF Bay Area
Welcome to the club:). You must be as old as I am. I first programmed the IBM 402 tabulating machine (plugs into a wire board) and a 1401 using SPS, machine language and autocoder back in the '60s. Started switching to the Mac (MBP) at home 3 1/2 years ago.
I used to have a collection of punchcards from all the different companies, colleges etc. Sorry I threw them out. I do still have some of my old slide rules though. I had a couple of Monroe mechanical calculators that made rackets as they divided two numbers. They weighed a ton and were tossed when their mechanical complexity rendered them inoperable and unrepairable.

I also remember the first time a friend told me about a hand-held calculator from a company called Texas Instruments. He claimed it could multiply, divide and even do square roots instantly. I didn't believe him and accused him of making it up. Can't wait for my iPad.

My single favorite thing about this brave new world is the amount of information that is accessible instantly. Wikipedia is a profound resource.
 

Trek2100

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Oct 20, 2009
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Sevierville, TN
I used to have a collection of punchcards from all the different companies, colleges etc. Sorry I threw them out. I do still have some of my old slide rules though. I had a couple of Monroe mechanical calculators that made rackets as they divided two numbers. They weighed a ton and were tossed when their mechanical complexity rendered them inoperable and unrepairable.

I also remember the first time a friend told me about a hand-held calculator from a company called Texas Instruments. He claimed it could multiply, divide and even do square roots instantly. I didn't believe him and accused him of making it up. Can't wait for my iPad.

My single favorite thing about this brave new world is the amount of information that is accessible instantly. Wikipedia is a profound resource.
Its amazing how far we have come with regard to technology. I still have a slide rule but don't ask me how to use it and still have all of my IBM and Univac flowcharting templates. Oh this is cute, spellcheck didn't recognize Univac:D and offered no solutions, LOL. Did you know that there is a Wikipedia app for the iPad?
 

airansun

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Apr 14, 2010
7
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SF Bay Area
Its amazing how far we have come with regard to technology. I still have a slide rule but don't ask me how to use it and still have all of my IBM and Univac flowcharting templates. Oh this is cute, spellcheck didn't recognize Univac:D and offered no solutions, LOL. Did you know that there is a Wikipedia app for the iPad?
A slide is a physical manifestation of the elegant beauty of pure math. Wish I still had the need to use one.

Yes, I run Wikipanion. Was the initial reason I ordered an iPad; long articles were tedious to consume on my iPhone.
 
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