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Thursday, 27 October 2011 12:18

Apple fanboys chose tablets over world peace

Written by Nick Farell

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No wonder they don't care about Chinese sweatshops

Apple fanboys would prefer that the world was at war if they could still have a shiny new iPad 2.

In a bid to discover what Britons would wish for, given the chance to have one wish granted, a newly launched social gift contribution app polled over 1,200 consumers to find out. Topping the poll was ‘one million pounds’, followed by the iPad 2; both of which beat ‘World Peace’ to the top spot.

A newly launched social gift contribution app has conducted a study of 1,208 British consumers, in a bid to discover what the most popular wishes amongst members of the public are. According to the study, ‘one million pounds’ and the ‘iPad 2’ are more desired than ‘world peace’ amongst Britons.

The study, conducted by the company behind the Grant My Wish Smartphone App, initially asked the respondents to select all that applied from a list of possible answers, to pick the things that they wished for most. The study found that 71 per cent of the respondents wished for ‘one million pounds’, shortly followed by the ‘iPad 2’ with 67 per cent of the vote. We guess that many Apple fanboys did not realise that for a million pounds they could buy a keyboardless netbook.

According to the study, below are the top 10 most popular wishes amongst Britons:


1. One million pounds – 71 per cent

2. iPad 2 – 67 per cent

3. World Peace – 64 per cent

4. Be Famous – 62 per cent

5. Cosmetic surgery – 61 per cent

6. Sports Car – 58 per cent

7. Mansion – 54 per cent

8. Meet a celebrity – 51 per cent

9. Start own business – 46 per cent

10. Own a designer wardrobe – 44 per cent

When the respondents were asked ‘Do you believe that a significant lottery win would grant all of you wishes?’ the vast majority, 81 percent, answered ‘yes’.

Keji Giwa, founder and CEO of Grant My Wish said it was really interesting to see that the respondents would wish for an iPad2 and a million pounds over world peace. He thought that if they genuinely had the opportunity for one of those wishes to be granted; they would opt for world peace instead.

We are not so sure. Apple followers seem unconcerned about the body count required to make the iPad in China.


Nick Farell

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