Here's an interesting report to consider: those who purchase iPads are more willing to hold onto them longer than those who get an iPhone. Consumer Intelligence Research Partners says that iPad replacement cycles tend to be longer than the iPhone. As MacRumors writes:
The CIRP report, which surveyed 2,000 U.S. customers who purchased an iPhone, iPad or Mac in 2013, shows that almost half of iPad owners will go without their tablet, waiting a week or more to replace a broken, lost or stolen device. They also are twice as likely as iPhone owners to give their older iPad to friends or family members.
Other news from Friday afternoon includes:
- First it's retail and the MLB, now iBeacons are heading to the NBA and your home.
- Tim Cook has risen a notch on the list of top-ranked CEOs worldwide, as released by Glassdoor. Cook is now 17th, behind CEOs of other companies such as LinkedIn, Google and Facebook.
- Check out a little fun that Jimmy Fallon and Billy Joel had with an iPad recently.
- After a year of trying music sales, Twitter has pulled its #music app from the App Store. The service will shut down next month.
- Key specs
- Form factor Tablet
- Operating system iOS (8)
- Screen size 9.7 inches
- Storage type Internal storage (16 GB, Flash)
- Maximum battery life Up to 10 hours
- Dimensions 9.4 x 6.6 x 0.24 in
- Weight 0.96 lb
- Announced 2014-10-16