How are people using the iPad?

The honeymoon period is over. The novelty value has worn off. We’ve all played enough Scrabble to sink a ship (how much Scrabble is that?). Now it’s time for the iPad to sink or swim.

Key to the longterm success of the iPad is how people are actually using it. Is it filling that niche between smartphone and laptop so felicitously that it’s becoming a must-have?

And surely to do so it has to be the e-reader of choice, the netbook of choice and the PMP of choice, in one shiny, sexy package.

Up until yesterday the best clue we had as to whether it is filling this brief was app sales. Which apps were the biggest grossing, which apps were selling the most, which kind of apps were shifting?

And taking that perspective things seemed pretty evenly rounded with lots of productivity, social, news and game apps sharing the top spots.

However yesterday the first major consumer study of the iPad surfaced after Resolve Market Research completed a study into how consumers are using their iPads.

Here are the results:


One thought on “How are people using the iPad?

  • It would be a better e-reader if there were more books in the bookstore. I think there are more books added to the app store (ESP erotica) than the dedicated bookstore!

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