Kindle Owners Older and Richer Than iPad Owners

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mlopinto2k1

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This is nonsensical. Kindle should have media for all age groups if it's to replace books in the future, which is it's obvious objective. To use this information to "gear" developers towards what "sells" more is ridiculous. What ever happened to learning and expanding our minds? Is it always going to be about money?
 

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doesn't surprise me about professionals having kindle. Its an excellent device for reading information. My mate got a 3g kindle just for his thesis for putting text books on and looking up sources. While ipad can do this, and well I might add, the kindle screen is far better for looking at for longer periods, isn't as reflective and is easier to hold for longer periods. I can see how those things can benefit other groups highlighted in the survey.

Personally I see the ipad as a more "techy" and "trend" device than a professional tool. Kindle was marketed for purely books rather than an alternative to netbooks/smartphones. It shouldn't be a surprise the results of the survey based on that.
 

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This is a silly comparison. The Kindle is an electronic book reader. The iPad is a whole bunch of things, one being a book reader. They're in completely different price point zip codes. Why would anyone compare the users of each? It makes sense that the Kindle owner would be older and the iPad would be younger.
 

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Not surprising. Not like they will have a lot of money after buying an iPad from the iMoneyrobbingmachine that Apple is!
 

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Not really that surprising. The Kindle is more of an elegant, minimalist device that serves one main purpose...being an e-reader. The iPad is a multifunction internet tablet...and don't forget that it's "trendy" as well so the masses will flock to it whether they really need one or not...
 

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[citation][nom]eddieroolz[/nom]It isn't useful information but good to know.[/citation]
it is not useful for you, nor was it meant for you

when a company needs to know how, where, and who to advertise something, this information is invaluable. this information can make or break a company.
 

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[citation][nom]eklipz330[/nom]it is not useful for you, nor was it meant for youwhen a company needs to know how, where, and who to advertise something, this information is invaluable. this information can make or break a company.[/citation]

True, but how many market specialist browse toms hardware in the off chance there is an article relating to kindle vs ipad to make market decisions off of?

I think he meant more in the context of not useful as a toms article.
 

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Stop comparing the iPad and the Kindle! Just because Apple was dumb enough to call it an e-reader doesn't mean it is one! I have a Kindle, and have used the iPad, and personally, they both have strengths and weaknesses. As for the notion that richer people have kindles, that surprises me sincerely.
 

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LOL at the haters jumping in again trying to twist statistics around so they can bash Apple.

Hey geniuses, here's a thought for you:

iPad owners are younger while Kindle owners are older.

Did it ever occur to you that since iPad owners are younger, their net incomes would be smaller as people tend to make more money as their careers advance? And since they are younger, they will naturally have less of an education since, just maybe, a big chunk of them are still in school?
 
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