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NEW YORK ( Trefis) -- Concerns about the Apple's (AAPL) iPad heating up to alarming levels seem to have little impact on the tablet's consumer satisfaction ratings, implying that the heating issues are probably a rare occurrence.
A market survey by ChangeWave Research revealed that the new iPad's users seemed more satisfied with the tablet than those using its predecessors. About 82% of the new iPad users said they were "very satisfied" with the new tablet as opposed to about 74% that had said so about the earlier iPads. Moreover, only 6% of the respondents cited the heating issues to be one of the things they disliked about the iPad.
See our complete analysis of Apple) Most surveys usually do not take the opinions of a huge demography in their calculations, so there is room for error. When the iPhone made its way to Verizon (VZ) last year, breaking the exclusive hold that AT&T (T) had on the popular smartphone, many surveys showed that subscribers would defect to Verizon in large numbers. But that hasn't happened over the past year as AT&T has consistently racked up more number of iPhone activations than Verizon every quarter.