The other day MacRumors reported that a ChangeWave survey shows that the demand for the iPad is actually higher than for the original iPhone. Out of 3200 asked, 13% said they were likely to buy an iPad. 4% more than the 9% when the iPhone was announced in 2007.
Does this mean that the iPad will sell the millions that the iPhone has? I don’t know, but at least initially the sales should be strong. The device’s continued sales and mass appeal will, in my opinion, be a result of the apps that are created for it. If people make useful apps, the iPad will have staying power.