US Survey: iPad mini would be ‘pointless’

US Survey: iPad mini would be ‘pointless’The iPad mini has been discussed at great length across the cyberweb, but remains entirely unofficial. By the sounds of it, there are definitely prototypes kicking around in Apple’s top-secret mountain lair, but it’s not clear if it’ll launch alongside the iPhone 5 in September/October.

Interestingly, a US survey suggests that the iPad mini wouldn’t be particularly well received, with many deeming it “pointless”. Uh oh.

The survey, conducted by CouponCodes4u, acknowledges that releasing two new iDevices – the iPad mini and the iPhone 5 – simultaneously would be a real wallet puncher.

Of the 1,873 Americans surveyed, 78% said they’d opt for the iPhone 5 over the iPad mini. Of those, 46% considered the iPad mini “pointless”, while 39% said they’d simply be more likely to make use of the iPhone 5.

Looking at the weirdos who’d pick an iPad mini over an iPhone 5, 52% of them already own one of the iPads (er, so why would you want an iPad mini?), while 69% reckon the iPhone 5 won’t be that different from the iPhone 4S (crazy talk, man).

A whopping 76% of the respondents already own some sort of Apple device: 64% have an iPhone, 39% an iPad, and 31% an iPod. Yeah, I own all three. I suck.

The latest rumours point to September 12 for the iPhone 5 launch.

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18 comments

Pondlife  Aug. 10, 2012 at 11:17

You trying to spoil Treab's fun by slagging yourself off?

Suspect Apple would have done rather more research into whether it's worthwhile and rather a lot of people online seem to want one. I can't see it launching same time as iphone though, makes little sense.

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 10, 2012 at 12:33

A day before...heck, a minute before the first iPad was launched, everyone thought a tablet thingy would be pointless.

Treab  Aug. 10, 2012 at 13:04

You trying to spoil Treab's fun by slagging yourself off?

Suspect Apple would have done rather more research into whether it's worthwhile and rather a lot of people online seem to want one. I can't see it launching same time as iphone though, makes little sense.


it doesn't matter whos slagging lewis off ... its still fun :D

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 10, 2012 at 14:59

A day before...heck, a minute before the first iPad was launched, everyone thought a tablet thingy would be pointless.
I still do...

Timothy12  Aug. 10, 2012 at 16:41

A day before...heck, a minute before the first iPad was launched, everyone thought a tablet thingy would be pointless.
I still do...
That's why you're a virgin.

Treab  Aug. 10, 2012 at 22:19

A day before...heck, a minute before the first iPad was launched, everyone thought a tablet thingy would be pointless.
I still do...
That's why you're a virgin.


admitting something timmy...

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 10, 2012 at 22:21

A day before...heck, a minute before the first iPad was launched, everyone thought a tablet thingy would be pointless.
I still do...
That's why you're a virgin.

Cool; since I have a daughter, does that make me a God?

(Side note: A troll who can spell and punctuate, very unusual).

Treab  Aug. 10, 2012 at 22:23

A day before...heck, a minute before the first iPad was launched, everyone thought a tablet thingy would be pointless.
I still do...
That's why you're a virgin.

Cool; since I have a daughter, does that make me a God?

(Side note: A troll who can spell and punctuate, very unusual).


/rapist...

I just love the bible...

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 10, 2012 at 22:33

A day before...heck, a minute before the first iPad was launched, everyone thought a tablet thingy would be pointless.
I still do...
That's why you're a virgin.

Cool; since I have a daughter, does that make me a God?

(Side note: A troll who can spell and punctuate, very unusual).


/rapist...

I just love the bible...

Rapist, virgin, rapist, virgin....

You internet trolls need to pick a side and stick to it, you can't have this one both ways :p.

Treab  Aug. 10, 2012 at 22:36

A day before...heck, a minute before the first iPad was launched, everyone thought a tablet thingy would be pointless.
I still do...
That's why you're a virgin.

Cool; since I have a daughter, does that make me a God?

(Side note: A troll who can spell and punctuate, very unusual).


/rapist...

I just love the bible...

Rapist, virgin, rapist, virgin....

You internet trolls need to pick a side and stick to it, you can't have this one both ways :p.


Actually with religious iconography you can ;)

God was a virgin as he commanded his angel gabriel to pass on his seed to mary...

God was a virgin who raped mary...

Religion you gotta love it ;)

Pondlife  Aug. 10, 2012 at 22:45

Impressed that he seemingly joined just to impart this info about Matt.

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 10, 2012 at 22:59

Impressed that he seemingly joined just to impart this info about Matt.
From this, I've come to the conclusion that "Matt is a God".

Pondlife  Aug. 10, 2012 at 23:21

I have a feeling that you may have already had that conclusion..

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 10, 2012 at 23:32

I have a feeling that you may have already had that conclusion..
I'm disappointed in your siding with Treab...when you came to Mobot, I had great hope for you :(.

Treab  Aug. 10, 2012 at 23:37

I have a feeling that you may have already had that conclusion..
I'm disappointed in your siding with Treab...when you came to Mobot, I had great hope for you :(.


course hes siding with me... were the unwashed masses your one of the 'pigs' :p

Pondlife  Aug. 10, 2012 at 23:43

I never said you were wrong matt lol

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 10, 2012 at 23:44

I have a feeling that you may have already had that conclusion..
I'm disappointed in your siding with Treab...when you came to Mobot, I had great hope for you :(.


course hes siding with me... were the unwashed masses your one of the 'pigs' :p

Me, Jan and Lewis are the Mobot 1% :p.

Treab  Aug. 10, 2012 at 23:49

I have a feeling that you may have already had that conclusion..
I'm disappointed in your siding with Treab...when you came to Mobot, I had great hope for you :(.


course hes siding with me... were the unwashed masses your one of the 'pigs' :p

Me, Jan and Lewis are the Mobot 1% :p.


yep the slime that covers the water ;)

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