iPad as Versatile Content Device

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Mattan Danino
By Mattan Danino

April 7, 2010

The new iPad brings with it exciting opportunities for advertisers and publishers to present their content on a larger and more vibrant iPhone-esqe display.

According to comScore, a digital marketing analysis firm, consumers are intending to purchase the iPad over all other e-readers, such as Amazon’s Kindle or Sony’s Reader. This is most likely due to the fact that iPads can do much more than simply display black-and-white text. comScore’s surveyed respondents intend to use the iPad for Web browsing, music, and e-mail over reading books and newspapers.

While many respondents stated that they would probably not purchase apps for the iPad, a majority intended to purchase specially formatted content for it. Current iPhone and iPod touch users were over two times more likely to purchase newspaper and magazine content for the iPad than those without an iPhone or iPod.

“The tablet and e-reader market is developing at a breakneck pace right now, and Apple’s entry into the market is sure to accelerate mainstream consumer adoption,” said Serge Matta, comScore executive vice president, in a statement. “These devices have the potential to be incredibly disruptive to the way consumers currently access digital content.