Tablet data poll ends, iPad name poll begins | iLounge News


Tablet data poll ends, iPad name poll begins

With nearly 2,900 votes from iLounge readers, our latest poll—“Will you buy the Apple tablet if it requires you to sign up for a cellular data service plan?” has ended. Readers were given a range of choices, with two positive answers, one dependent on plan pricing and one not, as well as two negative answers, one of which covered those who weren’t interested no matter what services or features are offered.

Unless most readers were hoping for a price lower than $499, it seems many will be in line for an iPad in the near future, as more than half of readers—56%—said they wouldn’t buy the tablet, now known as the iPad, if it required cellular service, but would if it’s Wi-Fi only. A full one-fifth of readers—20%—said they wouldn’t buy the iPad no matter what features or services are offered, followed by 19% who said they would buy it but only if the pricing and data service terms are reasonable. Finally, 6% of readers said they would buy one regardless of the pricing of the cellular plan. Thanks for all your votes!

Our new poll focuses on the product name, “iPad.” We’d like to know what you think of it. Whether you’re a man or woman, do you like the name, like it but don’t plan on buying one, or do you dislike the name, and will buy one anyway, or do you dislike the name and don’t plan on purchasing one? Our new poll, “What are your feelings about the iPad name?” lets you answer that question. As always, you can find the iLounge Poll in the left-hand column of the main home page. Cast your vote today!

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iPad is unfortunate. I suspect the marketing gurus at Apple didn’t pay attention when the gals in the office broke out in laughter when it was floated as a possible name. That said, I think most of Apple’s target audience won’t make the immediate connection with feminine hygiene products.

Posted by Aceon6 on January 28, 2010 at 8:15 PM (CST)


Hmmm… I need a different choice.
I am a woman and I don’t like or dislike the name. I don’t really have any strong feelings either way - it is what it is.

I still need to test one and need more info on the iBooks app before I decide to make a purchase

Posted by Marsha on January 28, 2010 at 10:31 PM (CST)

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