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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Apple’s iBooks is one of most popular iPad apps

According to an article on TheBookseller.com, Apple’s iBooks application is one of the most popular apps on the iPad and it has even surpassed social networking apps like Facebook and Twitter. A recent report says that 78% of iPad owners have downloaded the iBooks app while 52% have downloaded the Facebook app and 34% have downloaded the Twitter app. The report also says that half of the users use the iBooks app three times a week and almost a quarter of the users access it daily.

1 comment:

Tony said...

Interesting. However, there is no Facebook app for iPad just the iPhone one that looks terrible on the iPad. I'd guess most twitter and facebook users use a web browser. iBooks is also a pretty good pdf reader now, so I'd imagine its getting dual use now.