Considering the fact that Apple has currently sold more than three million new iPads, its no surprise to learn that the third generation iPad already accounts for more than 5 percent of network usage, according to mobile ad network Chitika.
As of 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, the new iPad was responsible for 5.52 percent (on average) of all iPad traffic on Chitika’s ad network. That isn’t a huge number, but considering we’ve only had our third generation iPads for four days, it is an impressive one.
Chitika developed an “iPad Tracker,” which keeps track of all of the new iPad traffic on its network. The iPad Tracker is being continually updated by the company, so it gives a realistic depiction of new iPad usage rates in all states.
Unsurprisingly, California, Apple’s home state, is leading the country in the adoption of the new iPad, with a 6.3 percent share of traffic. Connecticut comes in second with an adoption rate of 6.1 percent, Nevada is third with 5.8 percent, and New York is fourth, with 5.7 percent.
So far, it seems the new iPad has been more popular in coastal states than in the central states, but it will be interesting to revisit the iPad Tracker in a month or two to see just how much new iPad usage has picked up. If you want to follow along, you can bookmark the Chitika iPad Tracker site and check in every once in awhile to see just how popular Apple’s third generation iPad has become.