Piper Jaffray, a leading middle-market investment bank, conducted a survey over the weekend, which has indicated that a significant number of consumers that have purchased an iPad are also owners of Macs and iPhone devices.
Gene Munster, the Piper Jaffray analyst who had predicted that between 600k and 700k iPads were sold on the launch day, conducted a survey of 448 iPad owners on Saturday. He found out that 76 percent of iPad owners already owned a Mac while only 26 percent of the buyers were the owners of a PC.
The survey also revealed that out of all the iPad buyers who were interviewed on Saturday, 66 percent of them were also the owners of the iPhone smartphone device from Apple.
Meanwhile, it was also found that 99 percent of iPhone users who had purchased the iPad will use the device along with the iPhones.
It seems that Apple has been successful in luring Apple followers into buying the iPad, which, according to the survey, has been purchased by people who also own an iPod device.
Apple Inc., the Cupertino based consumer electronics company, had dished out the 'magical' iPad tablet device on Saturday, which had seen scores of people lining up outside Apple stores early in the morning, in order to be first ones to get their hands on the much-hyped device.
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Apple has done a wonderful job with the iPad. Expect more than a few millions to be sold by the end of the year, something that will bring a smile to the lips of Steve Jobs. Bearing in mind that the App store is already up and a single device costs at least $499, we can safely say that the iPad will bring in at least $2 billion for the company this year.