One-third of Americans wants to buy the iPhone 5

Posted on Jul 31 2011 - 12:40pm by Robert

Not much is known about the Apple iPhone 5, not its release date, not its new specs, not the new features the phone will have, and not how much it will cost. We are basing specs on rumors that float around the internet for some time now. Even though we are only relying on hearsays, people in the U.S. say that they want one.

According to a survey conducted by PriceGrabber.com, 35 percent of 3,000 respondents said that they are planning to buy an iPhone 5 when it is released. Of that 35 percent, half said that they will purchase the new phone within a year after it was released, 30 percent of the respondents said they want to use it before the end of the year, while 14 percent said they will buy it within the first month. Though Android is still America’s top platfom by volume according to a Nielsen survey, 48 percent of the recent study show that Apple’s iOS is the platform of their choice.

Graham Jones, PriceGrabber’s general manager, said that the survey confirms the strong following that Apple has built around its iPhone line of smartphones. She also said that more than a third of consumers are planning to buy the latest model a year after the release of the iPhone 4.

Though Apple has not yet officially unveiled the iPhone 5, experts seem to believe that it will come out some time this autumn, taking advantage of the holiday shopping craze.

Are you eagerly awaiting the iPhone 5 release date?

 

via: Daily Mail

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  1. Bowmanave August 1, 2011 at 3:24 am - Reply

    Yes, I think that’s right: the survey is not of the general population, but of those who are already iPhone owners. As yours is of those already planning to purchase a smart phone.

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