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Apple iPhone 5 on the buy list for 41% of North American cell phone users

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Apple iPhone 5 on the buy list for 41% of North American cell phone users
According to a survey done by mobile network InMobi, 41% of mobile users in North America plan on purchasing the upcoming Apple iPhone 5. 50% of those planning on buying the latest generation iPhone plan on doing so within the first 6 months after it is launched. If the device does achieve such sales, its share of the North American smartphone market will rise to 41% from the current 27% which will bring the Apple iPhone closer to the market share currently enjoyed by Android. Of course, if Apple decides to offer a model with just slightly improved specs-like the Apple iPhone 4S that has been spotted this morning on Apple's inventory system, the percentage of North American mobile users looking to buy the phone drops to 15%

According to InMobi's survey, consumers are looking for Apple to improve the battery life, add a faster processor, higher resolution screen and offer better service quality. Breaking down demand for the Apple iPhone 5 by potential buyers current device, 51% of current iPhone owners, 27% of BlackBerry users, and 52% of those currently using an Android model are planning on buying the 5th generation iPhone. Those figures drop to 11% for current iPhone and BlackBerry users and 28% of Android owners if Apple releases only an Apple iPhone 4S.

source: InMobi via BGR

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posted on 28 Sep 2011, 14:48 4

1. iwebdroidberry7 (Posts: 230; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


I can't wait until Apple releases an iPhone 5, so I can beat anyone that ever uses the name "iPhone 4S" with a 2 ton anvil.
Oh... And 52% of Android users? Ouch. I know a ton of people that plan on getting it from Sprint.

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 15:16 9

14. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


according to this "survey" they think that iOS is going to nearly double market penetration off this 1 phone and wipe the floor with android. Yea, they also predicted that with the iphone4. Surveys and real life dont seem to match.

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 15:46 7

25. iwebdroidberry7 (Posts: 230; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Why is it that every non-Android survey is BS to you guys but once Android predictions roll around, you follow them so easily? Honest question, not trying to spark a flamewar.

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 15:49 8

28. dacastrator (Posts: 232; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


because android surveys make sense, this one doesnt.

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 15:51 5

31. iwebdroidberry7 (Posts: 230; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Can I have a reason for why they make more sense.?

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 15:55 2

35. dacastrator (Posts: 232; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


cuz most android surveys talk about what the specs are gonna be, what its gonna be called and the sorts of like and not about how many american mobile users will buy iPhone and they are predicting it that its really gonna happen and they conducted the survey with probably only under a thousand head count. just makes no sense. I understand that this is probably Apple's marketing strategy and its probably working but it sucks. it makes a lof people pissed.

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 16:01 6

38. iwebdroidberry7 (Posts: 230; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Guess how many people outside of these tech blogs care about specs? Answer: a very small population. Just because a survey includes the spec's of an Android phone in it doesn't make it any more credible of a survey. Android surveys use similar sample sizes, do you really think people that do Android surveys can fly around and get 1,000,000 people samples? So the next time an Android survey come out, I hope you keep the same mindset.

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 16:45 6

52. justjk (unregistered)


It is POINTLESS to try to make ANY sense to most of these people, just a waste of time, Just letting you know. They will Praise and Fall down and worship a certain android device and defend it to the end, until the next phone comes around for them to buy, and then they will start it ALL over again for the new one. But as i said, It is pointless trying to get any REAL or sensical responses from these people, Just letting you know. BTW, i am NOW an X android lover and going back to apple probley, BUT it was ANDROID that made me anti ANDROID.

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 17:05 3

57. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)


@ justjk ... took the words out of my mouth... props.. to you...

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 17:37 2

66. Heatfan316 (Posts: 362; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


@ ijustjk you hit it right on the button man, only except you were never an android user, I can tell by your statement, you can never cover up sheep $hit it stinks too much! Coward.

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 19:21 3

94. justjk (unregistered)


As i said... Thanks for proving my point. By all means, check my etf's and call a BestBuy, and see how many Androids I have returned, and, If you THINK you have the B**s to call me a coward! Grow UP!!

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 17:24 2

62. Heatfan316 (Posts: 362; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


@ iwebdroidberry7 we could careless about what the general public thinks about specs,your statement is pointless, let isheep purchase next iPhone 4s/5 and if some android users want to jump ship and use IOS that's fine by me, because us loyal android users are proud of our phones, you act like we're worried about losing market share...NOT!!!

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 16:00 4

36. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


android surveys normally say something like "android expected to take large share of smartphone market" or something like that. Its believable because there are so many choices and styles for android sets. None of them say "market share is going to double with release of new phone", which is what this one is trying to say.. which has NEVER happened. They also have this same report EVERY year, and it has yet to happen.

I dont have time to find the link, but in PA a few months back they had a report that made light of all this saying "most people that say they are going to buy an iphone buy android instead when they compare them in store" which is why you constantly hear of these huge "expected to buy" reports like this one... yet in reality its the opposite.

to a laymen that doesnt really care about cells as much as some of us do, iphone is synonymous with smartphone. It shows to the brilliance of apple's marketing, but it also heavily skews all these types of reports which never turn out to be true.

Besides, I'll poke holes in any report that I think is bogus. nothing to do with apple, all to do with the report.

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 15:16 5

15. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


i don't think 52% of every android user in the world will switch to a a iphone that's why i don't like surveys like this because they use a small amount of ppl to get there results..how many ppl where polled in this huh?

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 15:50 2

30. iwebdroidberry7 (Posts: 230; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


You should read the article. It clearly states "North America." Which makes sense, because their is still pent up demand for the iPhone on Sprint, and a lot of people from Verizon decided to wait.

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 16:15 3

45. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


but do u think those numbers are going to add up for a survey that they prob did with a hand full of ppl??

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 22:12

104. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


surveys are pretty acurate as long as they have above 300 people… they have a plus or minus of only 5.7%… and for a major add company, i am sure they used many more.. if the used just a thousand people the margin of error is only 3%

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 23:41 3

110. bucky (Posts: 1341; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


im just about to switch from the sgs2 myself. Android is great, but not on the same level as ios.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 09:00 2

121. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3849; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


iOS is a weaker OS made for a weaker spec'd phone. iOS would be even faster on a Samsung Galaxy S II then the iPhone 4. Android is a pure multitasking OS. It needs a very powerful phone to run, an iPhone 4 just can't run Android. It's too weak spec wise, it looks nice but nice looks can't make you run such an intense OS like Android. The iPhone 4 might, be able to run Android 2.1 Eclair & that is a big maybe. You can forget Froyo, & most definitely Gingerbread. What are you talking about not on the same level as iOS, it should be that iOS is not on the same level as Android. bucky that is a very curious comment by you!

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 15:34

125. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


SAE, thats completly untrue.

The iphone4 uses the same internals as the GalaxyS, which is to say a Samsung Hummingbird processor, which is the strongest single core processor available (with a weaker GPU that is).

Does the iphone4 need that? no, not at all. Im pretty sure the only time the processor is running at max is when a 3D game is on.

Since my GalaxyS runs flawlessly with android 2.3.4 in it, id have to assume the i4 would do the same... lol

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 15:23 2

18. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5605; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


If Apple only releases a warmed over iPhone 4S (or whatever they end up calling it), I wonder what the 41% who are wanting to buy the iPhone 5 are going to do? Keep waiting? Or, maybe heresy of heresy, buy an Android handset?

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 15:48 1

27. iwebdroidberry7 (Posts: 230; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Even if they do most people don't give a damn about how many GHZ a phone has, so to answer your question, not too many that already want one will be steered the other way. I for one will get a WP device, not an Android.

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 16:02

39. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


if u read the full report, it answers that question. if i remember correctly it said it drops down to like 11% will buy if its only the 4s.

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 16:06 1

42. iwebdroidberry7 (Posts: 230; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Well if I were Google would pray that Apple decided to push the iPhone release back 3 months just to release the same phone with a spec boost.

(Not likely though.)

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 08:23 1

118. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


why would google care? they make their money on search and integrated services. They win if android is #1 or iOS is #1.

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 14:51

2. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


all these reports and studys are just useless..some say android is going up or down another says ios is going up or down...well so called expert who do this..what is it....anyways one thing for sure the iphone if released will be super hit...the fact that the iphone 4 has been out for 16 month more people are even more eager for the next iphone....ny guess is they will easily sell about 25million a quater..

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 15:10

11. Yeeee (Posts: 190; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


Okay like less than half of the people are actually gonna go in to the store and buy an iphone. The rest will go to android and 5 percent to wp7

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 14:52 1

3. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


PhoneArena, please stop posting survey articles. You're practically inviting the flamewar.

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 15:08

9. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


You are right PA do be on some b.s with these dam survey articles.knowing dam well its going to start the war good job PA

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 15:27

21. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5605; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Flame wars drive the eyeball count metrics northward. Be glad that PA hasn't increased the number of Apple-related articles on the site. IMO, PA does a pretty good job of balancing the Apple-related articles with non-Apple articles.

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 14:52

4. Mooooo (Posts: 212; Member since: 27 Aug 2011)


Wow it has been 16 months already.

Let's see what they come up with. I am waiting for Nexus Galaxy Prime whatever they going to call it.

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 14:52

5. Mooooo (Posts: 212; Member since: 27 Aug 2011)


flame on lol

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 14:54

6. Phullofphil (Posts: 800; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


Wow five minutes six comments and I bet some are being wrote while I type. Apple news always seems to have huge coment sections

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 15:08

10. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


just wait lol

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 14:58

7. The-Omega-Man (Posts: 12; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)


Another useless flamewar provoking ,"Survey." Is it a slow apple news day?

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 14:58

8. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 466; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


Wow five minutes seven comments and I bet some are being wrote while I type. Apple news always seems to have huge coment sections

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 15:11

12. dacastrator (Posts: 232; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


Crapple sux.

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 15:16 2

13. darth8ball (Posts: 519; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


See now this is what sux about these isheep and their posts. The iphones most prolific defender posted the link to the bgr.com page with the full survey article on it. When you read the whole story not just the first paragraph you will see that the 52% of Android users that plan on switching to the iphone5 drops to 27% and it says 52% of Blackberry users.
heres the link read the WHOLE thing
http://www.techzone360.com/topics/techzone/articles/222709-android-os-ad-impressions-increase-mobile-ad-network.htm

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 15:17 1

16. darth8ball (Posts: 519; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


http://www.bgr.com/2011/09/28/41-of-mobile-users-in-north-america-plan-to-buy-iphone-5-study-suggests/

sorry tecnical error this is the link

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 15:51

32. Sniggly (Posts: 6778; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Oh f**k. Phonearena better fix that, stat. I can't believe that BGR would screw up that badly.

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 16:04

41. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


good catch darth

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 16:43 3

50. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


The article is correct, it's the chart that's wrong. 52% of Android users are dissatisfied. This goes right in line with last weeks survey where only about 50% of android users said they wanted to stay with android. We have survey after survey with the same results and each week you guys try to discredit it.

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 17:52 1

72. p0rkguy (Posts: 683; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


That's why the PR chart shows 27%/11%. While BGR's own article states 52%. lol
Die hard uneducated Apple fanboy, please learn to properly read.

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 18:50

87. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


hey taco, can you link to this other mysterious article your talking about? :)

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 15:47

26. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


That is a HUGE difference in reporting you caught. The BGR post completely distorted the facts. There's a big difference between the actual 27% of Android users wanting an iP5 (11% if it's only an iP4s) and 52% (27% if it's an iP4s).

The poster repeatedly switched the words Blackberry and Android when citing the stats. I'm not at all surprised that half of Blackberry users are considering the iPhone.

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 15:21

17. aar0983 (Posts: 51; Member since: 26 Sep 2011)


That's a bunch of isheeps out there

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 15:44 3

24. iwebdroidberry7 (Posts: 230; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Yeah because Google sheep are so hard to come by /s

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 15:49

29. nb2six (Posts: 298; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)


is that an S with a mustache?

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 15:25 2

19. Sniggly (Posts: 6778; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I'd like to know the sample size on this one. BGR doesn't mention it either. Also note that only half of each OS user at most even wants to try an iPhone 5, let alone a 4s. The next iPhone will sell. I'll be shocked if it destroys Android's market share though.

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 16:49 4

53. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


It's more reliable than the cooked up numbers you use to come to conclusions

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 17:25 2

63. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)


told you.. they were going to come up with excuses. sample size.... lol... wow total denial... and to think that a few articles back Sniggly was said to be impartial.. hmmmmm ..Sniggly Apple will not destroy Android market share ok. so you can now sleep tight... it destroys one phone at a time.... Prime.. please bring it...

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 17:40

67. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


so do you finally own an iphone?

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 17:46 2

69. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)


hey Galaxy long time no see... well I could own one.. but why buy the iphone 4 when i can buy the iphone 5 right?...

Ps. not sure if you ask me in a good way or just being sarcastic.. but I answered anyway...

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 18:33

79. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


yea its been a while!! hey for a while there i thought you were one of my co-worker!! lol
i asked in a good way..so your going to have to buy the iphone4s cuz so far the 5 is not clearly know to come ??

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 17:50

71. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


no he don't he has a ipad

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 17:57

73. p0rkguy (Posts: 683; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


So if we decide to do a study that your brain is small.
100% of PA user(s) used in this study believes so.
Clearly, your brain is small. Do you have anymore ignorant ideas?

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 17:59 1

74. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)


and to think I only used 20 % of my brain... go figure

ignorant ideas..???.. well let me think....

can you say oink ... oink.... porkguy?

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 18:37

80. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


lmao!! that was funny

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 19:22

95. p0rkguy (Posts: 683; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


Once again, uneducated and ignorant responses. Is this your Apple fanboyism speaking or just you?

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 19:29 2

98. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)


dude you ask for ignorant ideas/ remember...



So if we decide to do a study that your brain is small.
100% of PA user(s) used in this study believes so.
Clearly, your brain is small. Do you have anymore ignorant ideas?

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