Apple iPad 2: Will it Be As Popular as First Anticipated?

We’ve been bringing you all the news on the Apple iPad 2 both before and after the official launch last week. This much-awaited device is to be released this Friday, March 11, and earlier today OSM’s Maddy Rowe put together an iPad 2 heads up buying guide with all the information you’ll need. We’re starting to wonder though if the new iPad will be as popular as first anticipated.

We have no doubt that the iPad 2 will be a hit and also expect that we’ll see the usual lines outside stores with people eager to get their hands on the next-generation device. However whether it will be as popular as predicted, with shipments of between 2 and 3 million coming in March, is not yet known.

Now our attention has been drawn to a poll being carried out over on BGR by Jonathan S. Geller, which simply asks “Are you buying an iPad 2?” It’s early days as the poll only began earlier today but so far the majority answer with 29.82% is ‘No Way!’ Not far behind though, with 25.96% is the answer ‘Yes, on day one!’ while 22.38% agree with ‘Not interested, maybe an iPad 3.’ That leaves 17.03% saying ‘Maybe, I’m going to ride it out a little bit….,’ with the other 4.81% being undecided.

Of course we can see from this that big sales for the iPad 2 are still on the way, but the fact that almost a third of people are saying ‘No way’ is pertinent, especially when considering these are people interested enough to be reading a tech site. If you’re one of the people who are undecided about whether to splash out on a shiny new device, (we’re still tempted), then you might be interested in an article over on ZDNet by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes which asks the question “Should I buy an iPad 2?” and which offers some good advice.

You may also be interested in our iPad 2 information roundup which as it suggests rounds up a lot of the details about the iPad 2 that we know so far. So will you be standing in line on March 11 or are you still unable to decide? Let us know if you think the iPad 2 is going to be as popular as first anticipated by sending us your comments using the box below.

  • Mike

    I'm waiting to see the Android devices, in particular the Toshiba Tablet. Price is a big factor, however.

  • Tortuga

    I was also caught up into the frenzy of the IPad2 and waited in line at Best Buy – I wanted the 64 wi-fi in white and the only ones left by the time it was my turn was in black – went next morning and reserved one with a $100 deposit.