NEW YORK ( CNBC) -- No wonder an iPad still remains somewhat of a status symbol. A recent study has found that most of the users of the newest version of the iPad are confined to wealthier, coastal states. Although Apple's ( AAPL) new iPad has been on the market for about a month, it already accounts for about 9% of all iPad traffic, according to Chitika Insights, the independent research arm of online ad network and data analytics firm Chitika. After seeing this rapid rate of adoption, Chitika took a closer look at the traffic coming from these devices. Using Census Bureau information as well as data pulled from the Chitika network, the firm discovered a close relationship between states with high median income and a high share of new iPad traffic. California, Hawaii, Nevada, Washington, D.C., and Washington State topped the list of states with the highest share of new iPad traffic, Chitika said.
By Christina Cheddar Berk, News Editor
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