If 'twas tablets, 'twas iPads in Christmas stockings these Holidays

If 'twas tablets, 'twas iPads in Christmas stockings these Holidays
It’s hard to tell just how popular a device is nowadays as companies like Amazon never reveal the actual sales of their tablets, so analysts have to resort to all kinds of methods to judge about the popularity of a gadget.

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


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23 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 31045; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Not surprising at all, the ipad if not the best is for certain the most popular...that helps.

3. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

In America right?

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31045; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Trust me I'm not trying to start a flame war, just stating a fact.

5. Cynipap999

Posts: 138; Member since: Nov 15, 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: Oct 08, 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

Posts: 371; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

Notice they thumb down any un anti apple comment. So childish man. All we did is state fact.

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31045; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

U continue to make absolutely no sense at all man

21. sithvenger

Posts: 371; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

So if I was trying to start a flame war then I'd get thumbed up...wowwww

7. Aaron_R96 unregistered

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: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 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: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 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. John B.

4. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Actually it's a matter of convenience which markers to base a study on if end result are pre decided. Ancel keys took only 7 country data to substantiate his "pre decided finiding" which has lead to best ever organsied SCAM called "Cholestrol" scare and STATIN drugs and after decades of abuse now medical world is also accepting that STATIN drugs are a big BS :)

8. CellularNinja

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 27, 2011

@slammer I completely agree with that. The findings are circumstantial.

6. CellularNinja

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 27, 2011

I got the nexus 10. I forget if I tweeted about it though.

9. rickywinataa

Posts: 262; Member since: Apr 05, 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: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 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: 151; Member since: Aug 22, 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: May 20, 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: 806; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

So was it 1795 different people, tweeting 1795 different tweets...??? Or was it one person sending all those 1795 tweets......???

18. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 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. John B.

19. sudbury78

Posts: 136; Member since: Jul 12, 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: Dec 26, 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: Dec 10, 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...

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