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Survey Reveals iPad Used More For Reading Books, Newspapers

A new iPad survey has revealed that 69 percent of British iPad owners use the device to read newspapers and magazines.

The survey, which was carried out by the Imano Digital Agency, also revealed that 63 percent of UK iPad users used the device to read books.

The company surveyed more than 2,000 UK iPad owners to provide a greater in-sight in the various uses of Steve Jobs’s device.

Not surprisingly, the majority of the people survey, 98 percent, claimed that they use the tablet to browse the internet, with 94 percent of them using it for email. 79 percent of iPad owners also used their devices for gaming while a close 78 percent used it for social networking.

Predictably, 57 percent of iPad owners surveyed also owned an iPhone while only 18 percent had an Android based device. UK iPad owners also prefer Nintendo’s Wii over other gaming consoles with 34 percent and 30 percent users claiming to own PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles respectively.

According to the survey, 6 percent of the respondents had purchased more than 100 apps for their iPads while 33 percent had purchased between 20 and 49 apps.

You can view the whole survey here (opens in new tab) as an infographic.

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.