This month Apple was supposed to just announce one new iteration into their iPad arsenal with iPad Mini, but instead Apple unexpectedly also unveiled the 4th-gen iPad which no one was hoping to see popping out so soon. This action by the Cupertino Company has left many iPad 3 owners unhappy who just merely months before bought the current flagship tablet.
A new study by Toluna QuickSurveys — which was conducted among 2,000 consumers — revealed iPad owners are upset about how soon the company launched its next-generation tablet that has left iPad 3 users regretting over buying an obsolete device.
Half (50%) of iPad 3 owners say they were disgruntled about the launch of the iPad 4, followed by iPad 2 owners (45%) and first-generation iPad owners (40%). In addition, one in four respondents believes Apple’s reputation has been tarnished by providing only Apple Maps which is light years behind Google Maps.
Also according to the survey it has been revealed that only 15% of consumers are willing to buy and iPad Mini, while 32% say they would “probably buy it.” Meanwhile, about 21% say they would purchase the iPad mini as a gift for the holidays.
However, when asked which device they would prefer among the iPad Mini, Kindle Fire and Nexus 7 Tablet, the Kindle came out on top with 46%, followed by the iPad Mini (40%) and Nexus (14%). Apple has definitely made a very strange move this year, leaving consumers with so many confusing decisions to make. Let’s see how this all turns out when the two new iterations from Apple hits the market.