26% of Wired’s mobile traffic comes from Apple’s iPad – less than three weeks after iPad’s launch

invisibleSHIELD case for iPad“Less than three weeks after its launch, Apple’s iPad already accounts for 26 percent of the mobile devices accessing Wired.com,” Dylan F. Tweney reports for Wired.

“For the past year, the vast majority of mobile visitors to Wired have been using the iPhone. Before April, about 10 percent were using the iPod Touch, and 15 percent to 18 percent other devices,” Tweney reports. “But with the launch of the iPad on April 3, it seems that many iPhone users have picked up iPads — and are finding them a good way to browse this site.”

Tweney reports, “The sudden jump in iPad users is matched by a declining share of iPhone and iPod Touch users, which suggests that most iPad customers are people who were already accustomed to mobile browsing with an Apple handheld, and are trading up to a bigger screen — rather than coming from another platform.”

Full article here.

27 Comments

  1. Interesting factoid:

    The iPad’s name was met with almost universal approbation from one and all a few weeks back.

    And now there are at least TWO “killers” on the drawing boards with almost the same abominable eponym: Asus’s “eee Pad” and Neofonie’s “wePad.” Hmmm.

    Seems the name wasn’t so ludicrous after all. (And I’d bet a week’s pay that Apple will go after both companies with guns a’blazin’!)

  2. “which suggests that most iPad customers are people who were already accustomed to mobile browsing with an Apple handheld, and are trading up to a bigger screen — rather than coming from another platform.”

    No, it only suggest that of those people who come to Wired….

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