If 'twas tablets, 'twas iPads in Christmas stockings these Holidays
This latest approach is pretty simple - measure first tweets from a device. It might not be a perfect representation of a device popularity, but it is a good start.
Not surprisingly, the iPad dominates all rankings by a huge margin. A whopping 1,795 first tweets came from an iPad during the Holidays. Other devices? Not so much.
The closest runner-up was the Amazon Kindle Fire accounting for 250 tweets, and the Nexus tablets had 100 people tweeting from them. Surface only scored a measly 36 first tweets.
And if we had to judge by just that, the tablet world is largely an iPad dominated industry.
source: @Waxpancake via parislemon
1. darkkjedii (Posts: 12654; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Not surprising at all, the ipad if not the best is for certain the most popular...that helps.
15. darkkjedii (Posts: 12654; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Trust me I'm not trying to start a flame war, just stating a fact.
5. Cynipap999 (banned) (Posts: 138; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)
No, you're wrong, it's because since it's the only App'roved past time, $heep can only Tweet one another; may not make it right but, they're used to it by now.
14. syedzain (Posts: 175; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
People like fluidity.... and ipad provides that, no doubt its costly and also os is stale but still ... It provide great app collection and fluidity
20. sithvenger (banned) (Posts: 371; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)
Notice they thumb down any un anti apple comment. So childish man. All we did is state fact.
16. darkkjedii (Posts: 12654; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
U continue to make absolutely no sense at all man
21. sithvenger (banned) (Posts: 371; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)
So if I was trying to start a flame war then I'd get thumbed up...wowwww
7. Aaron_R96 (Posts: 198; Member since: 22 Jan 2012)
Yeah, agreed, thing is the iPad is more of a status symbol.. so its much more likely that youll tweet bragging about your overpriced tablet rather than what people perceive to be a 'worse' tablet because it's cheaper..
12. p0rkguy (Posts: 684; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)
If you need to brag about what you purchased, majority of the time it's because it wasn't at a justified value.
It's even worse when it's a gift because it just means you wouldn't have buy it for yourself.
2. Slammer (Posts: 1125; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
It definitely is hard to judge when figures are not completely revealed. I will say this however: My Nephew works in the computer department at Best Buy and the claims the Amazon Kindle line was hard to keep in stock. They were huge sellers with HD series being the most requested.
As far as tweets and such, I have found more individuals are prone to "brag" that they got an Apple product due to status quo.
4. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
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8. CellularNinja (Posts: 303; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)
@slammer I completely agree with that. The findings are circumstantial.
6. CellularNinja (Posts: 303; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)
I got the nexus 10. I forget if I tweeted about it though.
9. rickywinataa (Posts: 262; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)
the numbers don't really show the quantity of the devices sold as apple brand are nowadays for status statement. I'm sure nexus 7 and kindle fire HD is also big sales during christmas given they're much cheaper.
in rude words: apple users are just cocky, they tweeted it because they actually know nothing about what they should do next for their devices while kindle and nexus users set their accounts and optimized their brand new tablets (just kidding)
10. tedkord (Posts: 5278; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
I world imagine the iPad was the biggest seller, but this is just a silly way of counting. Personally, I don't use Twitter (or facebook), so even if I'd gotten a tablet...but I still fund tablets for too underpowered and inflexible compared to an equivalently priced laptop. What this proves most is that people get Apple products mainly as a status symbol. They have to announce to the world that they have the iPad.
11. yajia1 (Posts: 112; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)
Because people with iPads can't do anything with their tablets but tweet and facebook. Android tablet owners meanwhile, are busy rooting and flashing custom ROMs. Lol. Me for an instance never have tweeted in this Android tablet I am using (Galaxy Tab 7.7). But have flashed tens of custom ROMs and launchers and widgets. Watched movies too, that I have downloaded as torrents that don't need converting and itunes and PC to sync. I download things straight to it.
13. lzsbleach (Posts: 155; Member since: 20 May 2012)
The funny thing about that is those are the same people who only buy one for those reasons; they dont need the extra that android gives. The Ipad is also more dominate in games but I see android getting better games every year so hopefully they catch up.
17. jibraihimi (Posts: 695; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)
So was it 1795 different people, tweeting 1795 different tweets...??? Or was it one person sending all those 1795 tweets......???
18. Slammer (Posts: 1125; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
To add to my post:
Hype fuels excitement and conceit. During the furbie frenzy, more people were bragging on how they received or obtained one or two of these things while no one posted about receiving pants or shirts even though tons of clothes were sold. It is a status symbol no matter how one looks at it.Android has become the world dominating OS. No one is going to brag that they have a mainstream product. No reason to. However, to say: "I got an iPad!," is an exclamation of bragging that they have acheived a level of "in crowd." Furbies are not top notched products yet they created a frenzy to be part of the hype.
19. sudbury78 (Posts: 129; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)
Make any excuse you want apple iPad is the king if tablets and can't and won't be topped in sales and ease of use. Typed this from my Samsung galaxy note 2
22. Birr91 (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 Dec 2012)
I bought 3 nexus 7 for my children age 10 to 5.....can they tweet? Nexus has a huge sale in Europe....my friend at work bought 2 for his children. A lot of children have nexus 7 but no tweeter account
23. ajc76 (Posts: 6; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)
This is true... I bought 2 Nexus 7 for my kids ages 11 and 13... They both do not have a Twitter account... They didn't even mention their gifts on Facebook either...