Tablets have the opportunity to return to broader use, and yet even long-time users are not keeping up with the newest models. Who’s holding onto the oldest? 10% of all online American adults are using the oldest tablets. This MetaFAQs profiles online Americans with the oldest tablets by several critical demographic and behavioral factors distinctive from the average American online adult: age and gender; employment status; life stage (age, employment status, presence of children); and technology ecosystem entrenchment. Report [TUP_doc_2022_0806_old] in TUP Lenses: Devices, Tablets, User Profile.
Tablets continue to seek a solid home, major use cases, and most vital segments. Currently, the largest groups of users are passive, older, or entrenched in the Apple or Google ecosystem. While Apple continues to lead and increase its share, other makers like Samsung are seeing withering penetration. Incidental and passive activities from web browsing, shopping, movie-watching, and checking email haven’t been unique enough on tablets to entice users away from their smartphones or computers.
This TUP Highlights report includes the following sections: the profile of tablet users, trends in tablets, top tablet brands, top tablet activities, unique tablet activities, and trends in technology ecosystems.
What we do paints a richer picture than what we carry or own. All computers are not used the same and nor are smartphones or tablets. Each user has their preference about how they spend their time. Also, each user expresses their choices about which connected devices they turn to for each type of activity. While some see their tablets as passive movie screens, others rely on them as communication hubs. Some users prefer to shop on a computer, while others rely more on their smartphones.
This TUP Highlights report includes the following sections: main activities across all tech devices, major activities for each device type, activities unique to which device type, cross-device activities, the profile of activity type users, major activities for a market segment, home entertainment activities, the profile by key activities, and listening activities.
Apple’s iPads hold the title as the tablets used more than any other. This MetaFAQs reports on the percentage of Americans who regularly use an iPad, their unique demographic characteristics, their Apple/Windows/Google combination, and even how they use iPads differently than other tablets are used.
How likely are iPad users to be using a Mac and/or iPhone? How much does this differ across countries?
This MetaFAQs details the market penetration of Apple Macs and iPhones among Apple iPad users and all online adults in the US, UK, Germany, and Japan from TUP/Technology User Profile 2020, which is TUP’s 38th annual.