iPad Tops World Peace on Wish List



Last year, a poll by the Consumer Electronics Association found that Apple’s iPad came in second to world peace for Christmas desires.

If you believe another poll from a U.K. app developer, world peace is soo last year. Now all anyone wants is an a ton of money, closely followed by an iPad.

Some 1,200 people were asked what was near and dear to their hearts by the folks at Grant My Wish Smartphone App – which aims to help people give decent gifts – and the iPad is less desirable than a million British pounds but definitely more than world peace.

Here’s the list of most popular wishes:

1.       One million British pounds
2.       iPad 2
3.       World Peace
4.       Be Famous
5.       Cosmetic surgery
6.       Sports Car
7.       Mansion
8.       Meet a celebrity
9.       Start own business
10.      Own a designer wardrobe

I’d like to think that part of the reason world peace gets so easily trumped by cash or an iPad is because while you can certainly wish for it, no one can really just box it up and put it under your tree.  And yes, these Christmas-type surveys keep starting earlier every year.

Via NewsLite

  • 300AShareMakesMeSmile

    One thing for certain.  It’s a lot more realistic wishing for an iPad 2 and certainly more likely to happen than wishing for world peace.  I’d say anything on that list would be likelier to happen than world peace even for a day.

  • Daibidh

    Interesting.  “World Peace” is the only altruistic item out of a decidedly self-centered list.  Is that significant or do people just throw it out there as an expected canned response with little thought or meaning?

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  • Erin Byrnes

    Well, at least they stopped lying to themselves and admitted that steve jobs trumps peace and tolerance every time