A new study by a team of researchers at Cornell University and the University of Washington suggests that a lot of people are buying iPads to use with Apple Pay.
While the findings have been reported around the web, they have not been widely covered by the mainstream press.
The study, which was conducted by researchers at the Cornell and the Washington universities, found that nearly three-quarters of tablet users in the U.S. have an Apple Pay device and almost all of them were purchasing them for a payment plan.
In addition, nearly two-thirds of those tablets were bought in a monthly payment plan, and a majority of those monthly payment plans had at least one tablet with an Apple Watch, a tablet that doesn’t require an iPhone or a cellular data plan.
“These data show that people are shopping for tablets to pay for their devices,” study co-author Dr. James Anderson told ABC News.
“If we’re going to make the best of the future, we need to make it as simple as possible.”
“If people don’t know what the heck Apple Pay is, it’s kind of hard to use,” Anderson added.
The team of study authors analyzed data collected by online retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, Target, BestBuy.com, Bestbuy.com.com and Amazon.com to determine if there were any differences between tablets purchased on-line and on-screen.
The researchers found that about 3.5 million tablets were purchased with an iPad with an iPhone in a month, compared to about 7 million tablets purchased with iPads on-and-off-screen, and about 6.3 million tablets bought in monthly payments plans.
The average tablet purchase cost an average of $6.16, according to the study, while those with Apple Watch purchases cost an estimated $2.68 on average.
The findings are not exactly a surprise.
As we reported earlier this year, the majority of tablet owners buy their devices for a variety of reasons, including for security, as well as for a number of reasons that don’t seem to align with the iPhone.
As the study noted, there are several reasons why consumers might be choosing to buy an iPad over a phone:There are no “unlimited” payment plans, and you can only use Apple Pay to pay on the device.
There is a mobile app for iPad that can be used for paying for purchases on the go, but the app isn’t yet available for iPhone.
There are also a number, many of which are for iPhone only, but Apple is working on a mobile version of the app.
On-screen payments are also less convenient than in-person payments, which can take up to three minutes to complete.
While tablets can be cheaper than smartphones, they also have more drawbacks.
They’re more prone to catching on fire, and they have a higher risk of catching on your belt.
And, of course, they’re more expensive than a smartphone.
If you’re spending your time online, you may want to consider switching to a phone.