Only 18% Of Consumers Are Interested In Buying The iPad Mini

Original iPad owners are most likely to purchase the iPad Mini while Kindle Fire owners are least likely, according to a survey.

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Given Apple’s recent success it would be easy to assume that all new Apple products will be wildly popular. Our survey results indicate that theory is no longer the case

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 10, 2012, a leading deal aggregation website for electronic products, released additional results from its iPhone/iPad Mini Predictions survey revealing only 18% of the surveyed consumers plan to purchase the iPad Mini. 50% of those surveyed are not interested in buying the iPad Mini and 32% are undecided. This is compared to 45% of respondents from the same survey who planned to purchase the new iPhone. Of those who plan to purchase the iPad Mini, 14% indicated a plan to wait in line the day it is released, one in five will buy it online as soon as it is available and 66% don’t have a set time frame for purchase. The data also reveals original iPad owners are the most likely to pay for the new iPad Mini with 27% of them planning to purchase the tablet. Current Kindle Fire owners and those who don’t currently own a tablet are least likely to plan a purchase. 16% of Kindle Fire owners surveyed and 16% of respondents who don’t own a tablet said they plan to purchase the iPad Mini.

“Given Apple’s recent success it would be easy to assume that all new Apple products will be wildly popular. Our survey results indicate that theory is no longer the case,” said Yung Trang, president and editor-in-chief of “According to our survey respondents, the so called iPad Mini will not be highly coveted because consumers are questioning the necessity of a smaller iPad, especially if they own an iPad or an iPhone.”

When polled on the most desirable features for the new iPad Mini, 78% want a USB Port, 77% desire a Retina Screen, 75% hope for a memory card slot and 74% would like better speakers than the current iPad. The survey revealed that about one in four consumers believe the starting price of the iPad Mini will be $299 and nearly one in five believes it will start at $399. When asked about the display, 55% of consumers believe it will be a 7 inch tablet. Additionally, 68% of consumers believe it will be called the iPad Mini, in line with the current rumors.

The survey was conducted on in August and had 1,332 respondents. An infographic illustrating the popularity of the new iPhone announced on September 12th can be found here.

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