40% of iPads bought on Black Friday were by Android smartphone owners
Over at big box retailer Best Buy, the OG 32GB Microsoft Surface RT slab led the way, priced at $199. Microsoft already wrote off about $900 million of these tablets and at $199 they were obviously priced to move. We wonder how many thought that they were buying the new iteration of the slate. The tablet that never dies, the 16GB Apple iPad 2 was the runner up to the Surface RT at Best Buy. The 16GB Amazon Kindle Fire came next, with the OG version of the 7 inch Android slab going for $99.
While tablets captured the first four spots at Best Buy, they had the first three at Target. After the aforementioned iPad Air on top, the 16GB Apple iPad mini and the 32GB Apple iPad Air were numbers two and three respectively. Keep in mind that this is the version of the 7.9 inch iPad without a Retina display. Walmart's top Black Friday device sales were a lot more varied than the other two retailers. The top ranked iPad mini, which we already mentioned, happened to be the only connected smartphone or tablet in the deep discounter's top five.
Speaking of the Apple iPad, according to InfoScout, who called this its first annual Black Friday survey, 40% of Apple iPad purchases on the so-called 'shopping holiday', were made by those who use an Android smartphone. Obviously, Android tablet manufacturers need to discover what the problem is here. And lastly, of those who shopped last Friday, only 29% spent more money online than at a brick and mortar score.
What devices were hot on Black Friday?
1. Various Apple iPads led the list of hot devices on Black Friday
source: InfoScout (1), (2) via PCMag
2. DaHarder (Posts: 174; Member since: 10 Oct 2009)
"40% of iPads bought on Black Friday were by Android smartphone owners"... Highly Questionable Results.
Then Again... This could easily be interpreted as those 'Android smartphone owners' (allegedly) buying all these iPads found the Apple's iPhone so lacking (in features, display resolution, display size, et. al ?) that they chose Android smartphones instead.
Regardless... Looks like retailers had a great sales weekend.
3. Shatter (Posts: 2031; Member since: 29 May 2013)
Most of them probably thought a 4" screen was a joke but didn't mind the iPad since its actually competive with android displays.
9. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
iPad is actually competitive with Android tabs. iPhone, on the other hand, is not.
11. joey_sfb (Posts: 3112; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
Subjective, while iOS don't appeal to me. I can see many people liking the iPhone for its simplicity.
Many young toddlers and grannies love the iPad.
13. Diezparda (Posts: 212; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)
i agree, i never owned an iPhone (i never interested to begin with) but as an android phone owner the iPad seems nice to me, it offer multitasking gestures (which iPhone not offered without to jailbreaking your device), more optimized apps, etc...
The iOS 7 for the iPad seems like a blown up iPhone anyway, unlike iOS 6 the new iOS 7 still need some refinement.
23. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)
Oh, you are not banned? Welcome back.
You didn't change at all though, still spreading pure BS.
17. Finalflash (Posts: 1872; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
There are like 6 or 7 phones in our house minimum. 1 iPhone 5s, 1 padfone infinity, 3 GS4, 1 Nexus 4 and a galaxy nexus (backup old phones include an iphone 3GS, 2 iphone 3Gs and iPhone 4 as well as well). We have 1 iPad 2, 1 PFI station, 1 Nexus 7 2013, 1 Transformer infinity. No one with any intelligence in their right mind draws a line that only allows one brand loyalty. Those that do are idiots and are usually harming themselves.
30. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
Careful, the thing above is trying to befriend you; don't bite, it's a DarkkTrapp! That's his "MO", he starts with a benign comment usually drawing some parallel to him but, be not fooled, you'll never get rid of him.
31. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
This story is just bogus; it would be like driving a Ferrari and trading it in for a triCycle (with training wheels)!
If you believe this, you also believe that HealthCaredotGov will actually execute insurance enrollments (80,000 just today and all done on iPads, too)!
4. seanwhat (Posts: 153; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)
I don't see the point in having an android phone and an android tablet. it's the same thing just with a bigger screen, whats the point? get an ipad, have a change, and access to the rest of the software.and apps. as an android smartphone owner, if i bought a tablet i'd probably get an ipad just for that reason.
5. Gemmol (Posts: 543; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
your comment had the most sense in this comment section so far, well let me change that, I agree with your response, it's something I would write, every other response is good
8. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
But then you'd have to buy all of your apps all over again.
24. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)
As if you ever purchased a single app for your suXperia.
34. Pancholo (Posts: 377; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
Would you buy the same Call of Duty for your WiiU, your Xbox ONE and your PS4? Really? Damn, I'm sorry, but you're a dummy. You buy it for the one it makes the most sense. Most friends play it on Xbox ONE? You get it for the Xbox ONE. Graphics look prettier for you on a PS4? You get it for the PS4. The priorities are yours to fiddle with, of course, but within reason.
It's the same philosophy for each OS. Every platform has its exclusives and its ports. Each one benefits the user in many ways - paid app or not.
14. SAYED-EJAZ (Posts: 224; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)
You maybe right but if I buy a tablet right now I would only buy samsung galaxy note 2014 edition , nothing can beat it!
But I heard a 12.2 note with same config coming in mwc, I will wait for it and I will surely buy it!
33. Pancholo (Posts: 377; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
Best comment ever.
This is the way I think when it comes to mobile technology (or tech as a whole for that matter). As it stands right now, even though I already own an iPad 4 (mainly for dev purposes, but still nice to play with) and a Note 2, I would love to switch everything around to a Lumia 1520 and a Note 10.1 2014 at some point.
Think of the platforms like they are your gaming consoles - you'll probably end up owning more than 1 at some point of your life, and they all give you the "tingles" in their own way.
7. alaw.14 (Posts: 151; Member since: 10 Sep 2013)
I dont know about anybody else but I am really getting tired of these apple sold more than or sold out more articles. Phone arena I know its your favorite company but some people dont care about this.
10. AntiFanBoyz (Posts: 107; Member since: 30 Nov 2013)
Agreed. I don't really care what the masses are buying (regardless of company). I just want to know what's coming and read solid reviews of what's available. And yet here I am, commenting on this article. SMH at myself. I hereby refuse to read future articles like these.
15. SAYED-EJAZ (Posts: 224; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)
I am too tired, but whom to say !
Just ignore , I came here just to see across comments.
last week they did the same with a article
iphone 5c sold more than S4 in india!
It made me to think all this are cooked up ones!
12. Lboogey6 (Posts: 269; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)
I dont see the big deal went from an ipad to a galaxy note 8.0 and love the transition
18. 21babydoll12 (Posts: 109; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
This article is misrepresented. It clearly states that InfoScout "presumes" 40% of iPads sold are purchased by android users. But no documented collected data supports their article because it's only an assumption. Lack of journalism without supported evidence from PCMAG and InfoScout . Funny how online blogs re-phrase articles over and over until it's completely out of context
19. jacko1977 (Posts: 397; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)
iphonearena paid by apple to make false post
29. JunitoNH (Posts: 964; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)
You may be right, but good luck finding an iPad mini in the stores, specially Target.
21. darkkjedii (Posts: 12363; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Friggin iPads, and RT's were flying off the shelves.
25. VLaRueC (Posts: 129; Member since: 18 Dec 2012)
You can see the bias in every article. Just read the part above when talking about Windows RT. PA questions the intelligence of RT purchasers but doesn't have anything to say about folks who buy an iPad 2? Oh well, that's why I bookmark other credible sites and go to those first.
27. Windsponge (Posts: 92; Member since: 01 Nov 2009)
Millions of people bought on Friday and we have a sample of 120000. What a joke. Please phone arena if you insist on putting trash on here I will delete you from my stuff. For your data I bought a note 10.1 2014 and I own Android after switching from I blow 5 to note3.