HometechSurvey says 41 percent of users plan to buy iPhone 5
September 28, 2011
Survey says 41 percent of users plan to buy iPhone 5
A new study says 41 percent of mobile phone users in the U.S., and 39 percent in London, plan to buy the iPhone 5when it’s released next month.
Man, that Apple stock hovering around $400 almost looks like a good buy right now.
The survey was conducted by a mobile advertising company called InMobi and surveyed nearly 1,100 users across what it called “an even demographic split.” And not only do those high numbers of people in the survey — who admittedly seem higher than the percentages of smartphone users in the country — plan to buy the new iPhone, they plan to do so within six months of release. In all, 48 percent of those surveys planned to get the Apple smartphone in the first six months. Among U.S. customers, 50 percent planned to buy in the first six months.
It’ll be interesting to see how these numbers play out across the market, particularly if Apple only introduces a spec-bump in the current iPhone 4 case, something many are calling an iPhone 4s, or a totally redesigned iPhone 5.
Many analysts are predicting only one new iPhone, when the talk for months had been of two iPhones, an iPhone 5 and a cheaper iPhone that might be free or low-cost with contract.