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Despite the recession and public spending cuts promised by the new government, the top of the range Apple iPad has evoked more interest among U.K. consumers than its lower capacity siblings, according to new research.
The research from price-comparison search engine Twenga discovered that the 64GB iPad, which costs £599 for the Wi-Fi model and £699 for the Wi-Fi and 3G model, was ahead of the 32GB and 16GB iPads in popularity.
Twenga also found the most popular choice of iPad case was made from neoprene, followed by rubber, leather, silicone, then suede.
Top colors for iPad cases are brown followed by pink, purple, green, and grey. The company notes that visitors to Twenga can compare hundreds of iPads and over 8,000 iPad cases from 106 retailers. The site, which brings in more than 25 million visits per month, promises unbiased search results.
Twenga, billed as new-generation shopping search engine, automatically gathers offers from online retailers and displays them in one searchable user-friendly interface.
Founded in 2006 by Bastien Duclaux and Cedric Anes, Twenga runs 14 sites, including the U.K., France, Spain, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Brazil, Russia, the United States, Australia and India displaying more than 230 million offerings from more than 100,000 online shops.