In a surprising turn of events, our iPad 2 poll, in which we asked readers whether they would buy an iPad 2 when it comes out (as rumors have speculated) in the next few months, the largest group of respondents, 26.71%, said they are not ready to buy a tablet. Plus, a bunch of folks filled in the “Other” box with similar sentiments: “No. Tablets are too pricey”; “I want one but they are too expensive.”; “I would if I could afford it.”
The second largest group of respondents, 24.66%, make up that group of people who don’t buy first generation technology products but hold out for the second model. Now they are ready to dive in to iPadland. 18.5% are even more cautious and will out for the iPad 3. Almost 14% also said they’d upgrade from iPad 1 to iPad 2, though several people who wrote in the “Other” box said they liked their iPad 1 and won’t be upgrading.
Surprisingly, or maybe not so surprisingly, very few respondents have been seduced by the promise of other upcoming tablets, such as the HP TouchPad (though one person did mention wanting a Blackberry Playbook in the “Other” category). Looks like Apple ain’t losing its hold on the tablet market any time soon.