This wild little graph was derived from recent data that was provided by Net Applications
(the same data that provided those iPhone stats
earlier today). The iPad
's Internet traffic has been growing by leaps and bounds on the weekends. As you can see above, over weekend periods since launch, iPad traffic almost doubles, and then it drops back down again during the week. Last weekend was the international release
, which resulted in that last big jump. However, I wouldn't be surprised to see traffic drop back down, even if not as much, this coming week.
That's one of the weirdest usage patterns I've seen, but it makes sense; people are coming home on the weekends and using their iPads while away from their usual work and home computers. When they go out on the weekend to relax, they're taking the iPad with them, and most interestingly, they're "learning" to use the iPad; you can see steady growth in usage during the week and more usage on the weekends.
That's a fascinating little packet of data about a fascinating new kind of computer.