Apple doesn’t really have any competition when it comes to tablets. The iPad has always been a huge hit among the tablet market and I really do not see anything blocking Apples road to success. The Kindle Fire once seemed like a plausible competitor, but now that the holidays are over their sales have really just deflated.
On Tuesday ChangeWave Research published data from a recent survey of 2,893 north american consumers conducted throughout May. And unsurprisingly the iPad topped the survey.
The survey asked what tablet consumers planned on purchasing in the next 90 days. The majority of the vote was the iPad with 73 percent, followed by the Amazon Kindle Firewith 8 percent, and the Galaxy tab with 6 percent.
When the survey was first polled when the Kindle Fire was launched it was found there was much demand for the device. The competition was close, but the iPad still held the lead.
Now another poll by ChangeWave found that both the iPad 3 and iPad 2 were even the most satisfying of tablets. 81 percent said their iPad 3′s were “very satisfying” while 71 percent said the same about the iPad 2. Following up is 46 percent with the Samsung Galaxy Tab and 41 percent with the Kindle Fire.
So it sounds to me like although the Kindle Fire is a cheap device, it doesn’t hold up to the average tablet users standards. The newest Galaxy tablets cost more than a Kindle fire and hold a higher satisfaction rating. I guess the saying you get what you pay for actually is true.
What tablet do you own? And are you satisfied?