Originally Posted by Apple ][
This is hardly any surprise. Nothing else even comes remotely close.
I can see two legitimate reasons for not choosing an iPad:
(1) The person happens to be a weirdo and an Apple hater for whatever reason, and they'll use anything else, even if it's terrible, as long as it's not Apple.
(2) The person is flat broke, and every single dollar and penny counts, so they end up with a cheapo tablet that is extremely inferior to an iPad. Truth be told, if these people were so broke, it would actually be a wiser investment and use of their precious dollars to buy an iPad. But broke people usually aren't good with finances, money and making the right decisions, that's why they're broke to begin with.
3. I have an iPad (2) that I'm happy with, but I will buy a quality tablet with distinct user profiles and parental controls on my next upgrade from another company if Apple doesn't provide them. Too much hassle with the rest of my family moving my icons around, no time controls to help make the kids take turns if I'm momentarily distracted, etc.
Of course, if the iPad never breaks, I may not need to replace it for some time. Unless Apple orphans me on an iOS upgrade.
4. Some people just like to try new kinds of gadgets, and Apple has been trying hard to keep the iPad evolutionary after the initial revolution (unlike the iPhone, where the physical design has changed with each new major generation). If there will be a thinner, lighter large-format iPad with a different look and feel, I suspect that might make the fifth iPad the new thing gadget-lovers want to carry around.