14% of buyers would purchase the next iPhone, demand at all time high
0. phoneArena 23 Jul 2012, 09:00 posted on
Despite all the leaks and rumors, we don't really know what the next iPhone (iPhone 5?) will look like. After all, Apple does a great job at keeping its products a secret until the moment they are announced. However, there are hordes of people who would most likely buy the next iPhone anyway, as a study conducted by 451 Research indicates...
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37. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1330; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
So you're saying people with iPhones have more money to blow? So much for that 99% BS
41. thebest (Posts: 226; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)
no, iphone is a good investment because even if u use it for 2 to 3 years and sell it, you will get a good price because apple will still update the software of that phone
80. audiblenarcotic (Posts: 106; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)
Thats not true anymore with iOS6 not updating to older phones and even some of the phones more recent aren't getting all the features of the update. Just sayin.
112. thebest (Posts: 226; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)
but that doesn't reduce the demand because those phones will get all the latest apps and games from the app store
99. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1330; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
"it has been found that apple users are more generous than android and windows users,they donate more money than the others" First of all where is this study you pulled out your ass and WTF does that statement have to do with it being an investment?
105. MISTER_H (banned) (Posts: 97; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)
EclipseGSX what happen to ur other old avatars...
the women in big b@@bs and Android.....
113. thebest (Posts: 226; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)
i am shocked that you don't know about that survey, ask the developers who make android apps, they will tell you why they like apple, why there are more developers for apple than android even if there are more android devices in the world
119. mas11 (Posts: 1003; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
Yeah, but they cut the features of the OS. My sister has a 2nd gen iPod touch and can't use wallpapers even though it's running iOS 4.
126. thebest (Posts: 226; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)
atleast you get all the apps and games which is great and we all know that ios devices need to be jailbroken to enjoy all the features, its a great thing because you will get more customizations than android plus no one can file a lawsuit against a jailbroken idevice because apple is not providing those features...........i will say that ios devices are the best in the world provided that those devices are jailbroken........an up to date os is required for all the apps and games....you can get those extra widgets,tweaks backgrounds via jailbreak
3. darktranquillity (Posts: 282; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)
So this is what it is called pre-marketing advertisement huh?
4. Angkor (Posts: 108; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
Apple saved billion dollars on ads from online survey, newspapers and magazines and many rumors
8. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3394; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Every year the same old same old. This happens only in the U.S. Outside of the U.S. the iPhone doesn't sell like Android does. Even if this "all time" demand comes through fruition it will STILL be second best to Android, as always.
Just wait until the phone makers start to push Jelly Bean, with its smoothness that rivals the iPhone, with a VERY competent voice search that is not a gimmick like Siri, & it's overall polish, it's going to be VERY hard for people to pass up.
iOS6 is just not up to par to Jelly Bean. Google is going in the right direction & is innovating at a pace that Apple just can't match.
Remember people only buy Apple because of word of mouth, but that word of mouth little by little is turning in to Android talk not Apple talk.
22. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
yeah.. it won't sell like android, why? Because android have so many OEMs, while iPhone is manufactured by apple, alone.
Unlike android, iPhones doesn't have ranges of phones that can compete with the android ranges. It just sells its outdated product to compete with the existing entry-level/mid-range devices in android ecosystem.
50. remtothemax (Posts: 170; Member since: 02 May 2012)
is the iphone 4s slow?
can it not play games and things with cutting edge graphics?
does it have problems with lagging and loading things?
if it doesn't, i would suggest it is in fact not outdated, but perfect for the expereince apple designed it to have
114. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
SERIOUSLY DUDE? WHAT'S YOUR POINT? You didn't understand what i was saying? please, put a comment in a related topic. What i was saying here is the fact that apple doesn't create other ranges of phones. It just creates a single model each year and sells the outdated one(or should i say predecessor) to compete with the mid range devices in android ecosystem.
I didn't say that iphone 4s is slow. It's blazing fast. I didn't say it can't play games and things. it's one of the best gaming device.
What i was talking about in the comment was the fact that iphone 3gs(a phone released 3 years ago) is still for sale. And yeah, if you say that it's not an outdated phone, i will just laugh on you because you can't seem to get my point.
9. MeoCao (unregistered)
I read a survey on Mashable:
Option 1: I want to buy iPhone 5
Option 2: No, iPhone 4S is still big
Option 3: Not sure
I wonder how much Apple pays to have such "surveys" conducted?
And they also say iPhone 4S sales slow b-c ppl wait for iPhone 5, there's no word linking that to brisk sales of GS3. I want to ask the author of the article why many people are buying 1X, GS3 and not wait for iPhone 5.
11. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
The thing is, people are into apple products not because of it's better than the other. They buy or will buy apple products because they can boast it's price. They buy these products because it shows other people that they can afford such product.
Most people today don't even have idea if it's fast or slow.. as long as it's apple, they will buy it. They don't have ideas on what's inside the product. They just look at what's on the outside. What's important to them is it looks premium. And that's how apple beats samsung. Even with not much of an advertisement, people will buy products from apple because, it's from apple.
Not even surprise with this survey. People want to update their iPhones even if it doesn't have that much idea what were the updates that new iPhone brings.
19. AFnerdTP (Posts: 68; Member since: 15 May 2012)
so with such little information available so far about the iphone 5, (aside from screen becoming larger) these 14% are pretty much set on buying the iphone 5?
"i don't wanna live on this planet anymore"
25. script_writer (Posts: 56; Member since: 27 Jun 2012)
wouldnt be surprised if the survey was conducted on just apple employees
33. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 458; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)
Oh how the android fanboys flood apple discussions. Why even comment if you hate apple so much. Get over it, Apple is a household name!
52. amiaq (Posts: 311; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)
yeah just like Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic ; )
59. Aeires (unregistered)
Or Google. ;-)
Google, both a noun and a verb.
44. Jay_F (Posts: 236; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)
In all likelihood, all current iPhone 4 and lower owners will spring for the 5, if they are still interested in owning an Apple product. There will also be a good percentage of people who own the 4s who don't also mind breaking/extending their contract to have the latest and greatest Apple has to offer. There will be a very high demand as always, regardless of the specs. I doubt that it'll challenge the SIII in terms of the 10 million units off the bat, but I think it'll catch up eventually and become the individual leading phone once again.
63. mas11 (Posts: 1003; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
Wow 14% of consumers are sheep. I love Motorola, but I wouldn't buy the rumored RAZR HD until I knew enough about it.
82. Jay_F (Posts: 236; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)
Yes of course, it's just the Apple fans that are sheeps. Nevermind a vast majority here will buy any product from Samsung's Galaxy line. How long have people been fawning over a Note 2? Since a mere few weeks after the first one was launched. I've already seen a couple comments about an S4 only a couple weeks after the S3 was launched. How about the Nexus line from Google? Don't be so biased, Android has tons more sheep on this site than Apple does.
83. mas11 (Posts: 1003; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
Give me one thing iOS 6 does better than JB.
120. Jay_F (Posts: 236; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)
Did either of our comments discuss the benefits of either phone? No, they were in discussion of each company having their own respective fanboys who will buy the next best phone the company they support has to offer. And unless you have a copy of both iOS6 and JB I don't think you could give me much of anything you haven't read off of a site instead of operated, cause we both know the RAZR hardly has ICS let alone JB.
65. networkdood (Posts: 4748; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
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70. networkdood (Posts: 4748; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
My last 4 phones are:
HTC TILT I - WIN 6/6.5
HTC ARIA (returned for...)
Captivate may be the best of all of them in terms of modding as it has Jelly Bean on it right now.
74. Shino (Posts: 159; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)
It is normal. After all this is Apple. Since 2007, everyone copies it. Basically they reinvented the mobile industry with the first iPhone and iOS.
77. skymitch89 (Posts: 925; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)
I would be more inclined to get the next version of the iPhone if it weren't for Apple's business practices (aka how they are trying to eliminate competition by suing and banning it.
84. Mube1 (Posts: 153; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)
Whats new in iphone 5 ntng .they are just copying their own design last fm 4 to 5 years.....i was expected atleast 4.3 to 4.5 hd screen,12 mp cam,quad core chip,a brand new design
97. rudlie (Posts: 181; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
I don't learn statistic deeply but I believe if the sampling mostly same with the previous year, apple will sale the new iphone for over than 42 millions. andGoat will jealous.
115. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)
Let's be honest here, we know the amount of buyers who are going to get the iPhone based on it just being an iPhone vastly outweighs those who actually have a valid use for it. I'd say just get a GS3 now & you'll already be further along than the iPhone 5 whenever it comes out, unless you have an Apple household (Apple TV, iPads, iMacs etc.) then go for the new iPhone.
117. Sackboy117 (Posts: 178; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
I am proud to say that i am the 50% of buyers that buy the next Call of Duty game anyways. :D
124. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3394; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Yes it is, I STILL haven't played BLACK Ops yet because it getting very repetitious. Now Battlefield 3 is a breath of FRESH air.