iPad owners weigh in: Heat ‘issue’ deemed non-factor

By on April 2, 2012 at 9:25 AM.

iPad owners weigh in: Heat ‘issue’ deemed non-factor

An overwhelming 98% of new iPad owners are either “very satisfied” (82%) or “somewhat satisfied” (16%) with their Apple tablets, a recent survey conducted by ChangeWave has determined. This is hardly a surprise, and BGR called the slate not one but two steps ahead of its competition when we reviewed the new iPad in March. Also not surprising is the fact that the majority of iPad owners don’t seem to care very much about the supposed heat issues that constantly pop up in the media’s coverage of the tablet. When ChangeWave polled 200 new iPad owners and asked what they disliked most about the third-generation Apple tablet, 7% listed excessive heat. A majority named the cost of the device as their biggest dislike (26%), and the cost of wireless data plans (23%) was the second-most disliked thing about the iPad. Despite being widely praised for its battery performance, 6% of those polled said short battery life was their most significant dislike. ChangeWave’s full press release follows below. More →

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Demand for Amazon’s Kindle Fire begins to cool off, study suggests

By on February 2, 2012 at 3:51 PM.

Demand for Amazon’s Kindle Fire begins to cool off, study suggests

Demand for Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet has started to cool off according to one study. ChangeWave published results of a survey on Thursday, which found that just 2% of customers in January were “very likely” to buy a Kindle Fire, down from 4% in December. Respondents who were “somewhat likely” to buy the tablet fell as well, from 13% in December to 10% in January, though demand following the holidays is expected to slow. Amazon’s tablet has better satisfaction ratings than several other tablets, however. ChangeWave’s survey found that 54% were “very satisfied” with the Kindle Fire, compared to 49% of those surveyed who were “very satisfied” with other tablets and 74% who were “very satisfied” with the iPad. Read on for more. More →

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iPhone 4S deemed best iPhone yet by owners

By on December 1, 2011 at 10:20 AM.

iPhone 4S deemed best iPhone yet by owners

Any disappointment that might have been expressed by onlookers as Apple unveiled its latest iPhone has not carried over to owners of the new smartphone. Apple’s iPhone 4S became the fastest-selling iPhone yet when Apple managed to move more than 4 million units during the handset’s debut weekend, and millions more have purchased the phone since then. According to new data from market research firm ChangeWave, the iPhone 4S is not only the fastest-selling iPhone to date, it also carries the highest level of satisfaction an iPhone has ever achieved. Read on for more. More →

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Tablet demand triples ahead of holidays, two out of three buyers want Apple’s iPad

By on November 21, 2011 at 11:00 AM.

Tablet demand triples ahead of holidays, two out of three buyers want Apple’s iPad

Demand for media tablets is picking up ahead of the holidays according to a recent survey, with Amazon and Apple in particular looking like they will emerge as leaders this holiday season. According to data from market research firm ChangeWave, demand for tablets this holiday season is three times higher than it was last year during the same period. Holiday shoppers are most interested in Apple’s iPad 2 and Amazon’s Kindle Fire according to the results of a ChangeWave survey, preliminary results of which were released earlier this month. Read on for more More →

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