Only 9% planning to buy iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by puffnstuff, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. puffnstuff macrumors 65816

    Jan 2, 2008
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    I think you need to take statistics such as these with a grain of salt. When the time draws near and they have a couple in store to try before they hit the shelves for purchase this may change, if this is even an accurate number.
  3. bobob macrumors 68030


    Jan 11, 2008
    With the world population currently nearing seven billion, Apple better get busy making 630 million iPads...
  4. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
  5. eawmp1 macrumors 601


    Feb 19, 2008
    "The percentage of people who know of the device and do not want one doubled after the announcement".

    Duh - now everyone has heard of the thing.
    This is a meaningless poll, and speculation based on it is time wasted. Where can I get my last minute of life back?

    The only stats that mean anything will be 2010 year-end sales stats.
  6. thejakill macrumors 6502


    Sep 8, 2005
    Pure and utter nonsense. IPad will be a hit from day one.

    Even using their "statistics", the number who said they want one went from 3% to 9%.
  7. anthonymoody macrumors 68020

    Aug 8, 2002
    This is only as meaningful as the statistical methodology underpinning the survey, combined with the reality that opinions and purchase decisions about gadgets change on a dime.

    My guess is that Apple will sell far more than most expect.
  8. samcraig macrumors P6

    Jun 22, 2009
    The people that made ISHTAR never thought they were making a bomb
    The people that made Slumdog Millionaire never thought they were making a hit.

    Time is the only way to determine what will happen.
  9. ditzy macrumors 68000


    Sep 28, 2007
    If 9% actually do buy the iPad, it'll be a huge success. Not as big as the iPod, but bigger than the mac. I think it will be successful, but I would be surprised if sales where as good as 9%.
  10. vini-vidi-vici macrumors 6502

    Jan 7, 2010
    9% of the US population is like 25 million... Anyone who'd call that a failure is nuts. Even if you cut it in half, it's still a wild success... and the device hasn't even been released yet. Nobody has even had held one in their hands - which is how a lot of them will be sold.
  11. admanimal macrumors 68040

    Apr 22, 2005
    Not even 4% of people in the world own an iPod...what a massive failure!
  12. samcraig macrumors P6

    Jun 22, 2009
    The survey and some of your reactions are hilarious.

    Seriously folks. The iPad will sell. To what degree - who knows. And you can discuss, argue, praise, etc all you want - but at the end of the day - it means nothing until time has passed to see what actually happens.

    Success - even then will be relative to expectations - both from the industry, the pundits, wall street and the consumer.
  13. dgree03 macrumors 65816


    Jan 8, 2009
    Oh so only 1% of non-apple fanboi/girlz will buy this... awesome...
  14. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030


    Jul 7, 2009
    Remember that 87.3% of all statistics are made up on the spot.
  15. samcraig macrumors P6

    Jun 22, 2009
    The other 12.7% are made up 5 minutes later
  16. G4R2 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 29, 2006
    It's remarkable that this "survey" by retrevo is being used as evidence of anything or that any opinion should be formed on its basis.

    It has no scientific validity whatsoever.

    Retrevo is an internet outlet for low cost computing products. The "survey" is a web survey from visitors to their own site.

    It isn't a survey of the general public. In fact, it's sampling a highly biased subset of the population, specifically bargain hunters.

    I just conducted my own survey using identical sampling techniques and have found that, contrary to retrevo's dubious findings, 100% of my sample size will be purchasing an iPad.

    My main gripe with this isn't that I believe 9% of the general population to be a small number. My annoyance is that retrevo's survey is completely meaningless.
  17. *LTD* macrumors G4


    Feb 5, 2009
    Nice to see someone noticed this.

    Retrevo users aren't exactly your Average Joe.
  18. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    9% of what?

    The world's population - 580 million buyers.
    The citizens of the USA - 27 million buyers.
    The inhabitants of the Stato della Città del Vaticano - 83 buyers.

    Mandarin speaking people - 76 million buyers.

    And so on...
  19. eawmp1 macrumors 601


    Feb 19, 2008
    Let's see your data on that. ;)
  20. Peace macrumors Core


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    I just did a sampling and it turns out that 85% will purchase the iPad.
  21. applemike macrumors 6502


    Aug 6, 2008
    Facts, population >7Bill, closing on 8Bill now.


    740million iPads give or take :D
  22. samcraig macrumors P6

    Jun 22, 2009
    Sadly that 9% polled live at the Jobs' house.

  23. marksman macrumors 603


    Jun 4, 2007
    If 9% of the people in America by an iPad that would be sales of 27 million.

    If 9% of the people who own an iPhone or iPod Touch bought an iPad that would be sales well over 6 million.

    In either case a pretty massive success.

    I am thinking you didn't realize what 9% is.

    Right now on raw numbers little over 1% of the world has an iPhone or iPod Touch.

    So 9% is massive, by whatever metric you use to choose.
  24. thejakill macrumors 6502


    Sep 8, 2005
    Retrevo sounds like the kind of place where cheap pc users shop. The price first crowd. Netbooks are more their speed, anyway.

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