Apple iPhone 5 penciled in as next smartphone by 35% of consumers in a survey
Of those planning on making the iPhone 5 their next phone, 7% expect to rush out and purchase the next-gen Apple touchscreen phone within the first week after its launch. Twice as many will go out and buy the device during the first month it is available, while 30% will pick it up before the end of the year. A majority, 51%, will become Apple iPhone 5 owners within the first year of availability.
2,852 consumers were polled and when asked which possible features of an Apple iPhone 5 they would consider the most important when considering a purchase, 59% said that they would want to see improved battery life. 46% said that 4G connectivity is important to them. 45% want a larger display while an improved camera is important to 42% of the respondents. 55% said they would like to see a price reduction with the new model.
Which OS did those responding to Experian's survey want? An overwhelming 48% said Apple iOS while 19% said Android. Windows Phone 7 and BlackBerry followed up garnering 7% and 6% of those polled respectively. 88% of those asked said they use their smartphone to make calls while 77% said they send and receive email on their handset. 73% use their phone for texting. 69% browse the internet using their smartphone while 51% use it for searching. 50% use the GPS on their unit.
When those surveyed were asked which smartphone they would want to receive as a gift, a whopping 69% selected the Apple iPhone. Interestingly, 7% picked the upcoming Motorola DROID Bionic, 4% chose the Samsung Galaxy S II and 3% want the BlackBerry Curve.
source: Experian via AllThingsD
1. McDog (unregistered)
Will the iPhone5 use Qualcomm chips?
146. Laurynas (unregistered)
Apple is designing architecture for their SoCs by itself. And answer will be no, iPhone 5 will not use Qualcomm's SoCs.
152. remixfa (Posts: 14251; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
by themselves? ooooh.. you mean with samsung. Apple uses samsung chips.. generally a slightly downgraded version of their flagship chip. Their agreement doesnt end until 2012 or 13. So the iphone 6 probably wont be samsung.
154. Laurynas (unregistered)
@remixfa "Apple uses samsung chips.. generally a slightly downgraded version of their flagship chip."
You are totally wrong!
Apple's A4 and A5 SoCs are designed by Apple and Samsung is only manufacturer.
Apple's A5 and Samsung's Exynos 4210 (a.k.a. Orion) are two different SoCs.
Go and get some knowledge before starting arguing!
155. remixfa (Posts: 14251; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
Apple's A4 chip was a samsung humminbird with a smaller GPU core. the A5 chip is the same thing but with the exynos. Apple rebrands them... but when you get down to core chip architecture they are 98% identical.
166. Laurynas (unregistered)
No, Samsung was only manufacturer of A5 SoC, but not a designer!
There is a rumor that Apple will cancel contract with Samsung and will buy TSMC manufacturing services. And as we can see TSMC is only manufacturer, but not a SoC designer for any smatphones.
167. Laurynas (unregistered)
Talking about Apples A5 SoC:
1) Apple design A5 SoC architecture.
2) Apple buys CPU from ARM.
3) Apple buys GPU from PowerVR (Imagination Technologies).
4) Apple buys Samsung's manufacturing services to manufacture SoC and collect all components in to it.
2. Dine (unregistered)
Yeah, it's correct. This is IPhone arena. You comment nothing but this device.I'm foreign reader of tis site, but from now on, I'll never open this page. You insult all the non-IPhone- users this way and I hope less people read your s**t.
6. gallitoking (Posts: 4693; Member since: 17 May 2011)
dude calm down... and sit down... there are many articles on this site.. some you may like and some you may not.. this is an example... so just troll past this article and move on... and I know will be reading here.. as you are not going anywhere..
33. E.N. (Posts: 2420; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
How in the world is this insulting to non-iPhone users?
57. Leyjee (Posts: 47; Member since: 25 Feb 2011)
Its not biased, they are just reporting the news... There are many articles with android phones and stuff. If you dont want to read about iPhones then don't open it up !
3. ibap (Posts: 716; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)
Probably once again reflecting (if you can believe the data) that there are a lot of people out there who confuse iPhone and smarthphone, or know of know other smartphone by name. And I'm not sure how they came up with these numbers - they don't seem consistent either.
And there is no indication of how the population was sampled. Dewey wins!
4. dashak (unregistered)
These surveys are vastly skewed, those who take it must opt-in/volunteer. Hardly accurate figures.
5. Whateverman (Posts: 3233; Member since: 17 May 2009)
Not surprised by the results in the last paragraph. Who, outside of us techies, would even know what a Droid Bionic, or a Galaxy S 2 really is? Not making any excuses, but everyone knows what an iPhone is. So it's not surprising that they would want what they already know about. The difference maker will be getting these two devices side by side in front of customers. That is were they should start these surveys, because as I said before, customers change their minds all the time. Who knows, there could be a dark horse in the form of a WP7 or WebOS device that could change these numbers drastically.
8. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4526; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Exactly, those 35% are people who think their iPhone 4S or 5 will be 4G. Most Apple fans are not too bright, but if you put a Samsung Galaxy S II or a Droid Bionic next to the new iPhone & show them what each phone can & can't do 9 out of 10 will take the Android over the iPhone. It's day & night which phone is just plain better. Apple has the cute & catchy commercials, Android doesn't. Android is #1 in the world without the cute Apple like commercials. Imagine if Android just used half of Apple’s marketing budget & actually started advertising Android. Now that is a scary thought! lol
11. Hallucinator (Posts: 344; Member since: 24 May 2010)
Spoken like a true moron. It is actually closed minded people like you who like to sterotype that are not too bright. When will you get it through your head that people are allowed to make their own choices. Just because someone does not like Android or they don't like Iphones should not mean anything to you unless you are 12 or your are 40 and living in your mom's basement. You SAE need to wise up/grow up. You are a true D-bag.
17. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4526; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Bro you just did everything that you were complaining about. The facts are true. There was an article just released recently here on this website that said that a lot of Apple customers think they have a 4G phone. Now that is stupid. You are probably one of those iPhone 4 customers who swears their phone is 4G! It's like thinking your Toyota has a Ferrari engine. How is it closed minded when I am only speaking facts? There are people out there who think their iPhone's are 4G. That is true, I am not making this up. How is that stereotypical? You are calling me a moron, a D-bag & you say I need to grow up? lol Hallucinator you need to take a close look at your mother's basement mirror buddy! Your comment is completely convoluted. lol Also Hallucinator its stereotype not sterotype! lol If you got out of your mothers basement you would probably know that!
46. Hallucinator (Posts: 344; Member since: 24 May 2010)
The difference is that I have no worries what phone someone else uses. So no, calling you a moron has nothing to do with what phone you have. It is simply because you come across as a jerk. I did spell stereotype wrong so yeah. You seem to base WAY too much of your life worrying about people who have iphones. Might wanna have that looked into friend.
62. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4526; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Guy you have a right to post whatever you want. So do I. I never reduce myself to call anyone a moron or a D-bag like you do. Name calling is a sign of weakness. Hallucinator you come across as weak. You would never call me a name like that face to face. You are a tough man behind the computer, & in real life you are just a weak little man. How about making a point without calling people names & not bringing this to an elementary school level?. Last time I called someone a moron & a D-bag I was in the sixth grade. lol Also if you have no worries then why even post a comment? If you have no worries then what is your point? I love how people can criticize someone with name calling. Your argument has no merit because you soiled it with name calling. How can anyone take you seriously when you act like you are in the 5th grade? lol Hallucinator you seem to base WAY too much of your life worrying about what I say! That is how silly you sound. Again it’s weak! My opinion is mine, your opinion is yours the difference is I don’t call people names like you do. “Might wanna have that looked into friend.” lol
89. shawndog1 (Posts: 34; Member since: 21 May 2011)
Wonder how many polled thank the next iPhone will be a step above 4G ?
20. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
How do you know exactly that the next iPhone won't be 4G when it hasn't even been announced? Is your dad in charge of product development at Apple?
26. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4526; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
It's clearly not going to be 4G. You and I know that. Everyone & their mothers knows that taco50. Hey I could be wrong though. lol They say "maybe" the iPhone 6 will have 4G. Again that is a huge "maybe". I can tell you this, the reason why Apple has been delayed is because their dual-core chips have a nasty habit of melting the iPhone. lol Hey you didn't hear that from me though! lol
45. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
And this melting thing is from your daddy also? Funny the dual core doesn't seem to melt the iPad 2. Chances are iPhone will have hspa + which is what both t mo and Att use for 4G.
70. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4526; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
taco50 if you haven't noticed I have been messing with you. You & I don't know what the next iPhone will or will not have. The only thing I am 100% serious about is that Steve Jobs' phone that he conducts business with IS a Black Berry, NOT an iPhone. I am willing to bet my years salary to your McDonald's salary any day! lol That is how sure I am. My Father has been flown to Apple HQ by Steve Jobs' private jet! I told you there were more details, & that is how far I will go with it. You don't have to believe me that is fine. I promise you I am telling the truth.
71. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4526; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
The iPad 2 is exponentially bigger than what the iPhone will be. C'mon you know that was a silly comment!
156. remixfa (Posts: 14251; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
because apple already said it wasnt going to be 4g... well at least LTE 4g. The chips that qualcomm uses are too big and didnt fit into apple's phone design.. so instead of compromising design even 10%, they are going to wait until the chips become smaller and can into the design without compromise.
cuz ya know.. that extra half millimeter would have just been too much!! lol.
19. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
No one does surveys comparing two products side by side. Plus the sales numbers show that when customers have a choice most pick an iPhone.
iPhone is now the top selling phone on VZW and AT&t even though it's over 1 year old.
27. Whateverman (Posts: 3233; Member since: 17 May 2009)
Youre right. No tech surveys are done with two products side by side, because these surveys are typically done before the products has been released. I'm not disputing that the iPhone 5 won't be the best selling phone, but I don't know that for sure it will either. All I know is that the SGS2 is looking extremely good, and if the numbers around the world are correct, it COULD knock the iPhone out of the top spot. My thinking here is that there are surveys every few days about the next iPhone. How about we wait to see what's available and what people actually buy before declaring a king?
29. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4526; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Whateverman, you make sense! Do you really expect taco50 to comprehend what you just said? This is the same guy who thinks that Steve Jobs uses an iPhone as his work phone because he puts sent from my iPhone in his signature! lol
34. Whateverman (Posts: 3233; Member since: 17 May 2009)
Lol! I'm hoping taco will see I'm not trying to antagonize him. We've all been at it for a few months now, and there just isn't any debating here anymore, just a lot of senseless bickering between Android fans and iOS fans. And lately, it's been getting really nasty. I don't think any of us are the jerks we sound like on our post, encluding myself. So I'm hoping by being civil to each other, PA can become a little more enjoyable.
38. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4526; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
You are right! I am letting myself be brought down to taco50's level & I shouldn't. Thank you for showing me the light. taco50 was leading me down the downward spiral. I will keep all my points objective cause lately I have been messing with him a little! lol
91. snowgator (Posts: 3340; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Thank you Whateverman. I love the Android vs. Apple threads. But they used to be entertaining and informative. I learned a ton from them, and still do. But the name calling and labeling everyone you do not agree with as a liar is getting old. While taco may be digging his heels in as a iPhone supporter, if you look at past threads it is usually someone else who gets insulting with him. There are more Android fans on these posts then Apple fans, so people tend to gang up. I have posted a few times that things need to lighten up. I am glad you spoke up.
95. Sniggly (Posts: 7221; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Agreed. I don't like being antagonistic anymore; this bulls**t (instigated by pretty much everyone, even myself, I'll have to admit) needs to stop. We don't have to be at each other's throats over phones.
40. E.N. (Posts: 2420; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
Well what whateverman said doesn't only apply to iPhone users. The iPhone 5 hasn't even been announced and it's already drawing criticism from all corners. So if you really agree you'd stop raising havoc and wait for the release/unveiling before criticizing and comparing. But hey do I really expect you to understand? You're the same guy who thinks that a consumer's intelligence level can be inferred from what device they own! lol You must have an iPhone cause you're a total idiot
7. edbdroid (Posts: 6; Member since: 16 May 2011)
So... 12% of smartphone users do NOT use their smartphones to make phone calls? This just goes to show how flawed polls such as this are.
9. Darth8ball (unregistered)
I agree with Whateverman. I recently found out what the i in the Apple products stands for (idiot). For real that is Steve Jobs' idea of a joke. Those who are technology idiots, can have it dummed down for them. Sorta like the cliff notes of the technology world. Also why give these "idiots" the best technology when they don't even know what cutting edge is. Give them last year's technology in a shiny package and they won't know the difference. I guess that makes them true idiot's. For those of us who know better and care, will keep on with the Android platform, while it remains cutting edge.
12. biophone (Posts: 1898; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
Ok have fun with your cutting edge tech while having no battery life. Last years tech is faster then what 99 percent of people need while giving advantages such as battery life and a small package. Not only that but its put in a nice package with tons of multimedia. Your brainwashed into android open your mind. Ios and android are both good but they are for different people.
31. dashak (unregistered)
I'm pleased to say that the battery on my Android easily lasts all day and then some.
That's with after-market mods but enlightened consumers will at least educate themselves on the subject of user-mods, given that an enlightened consumer will also most likely know that Android is open source, and what exactly that means.
The phone in my pocket is just as good as phones currently being released (in their stock incarnations) and it's over a year old.
And the thing is, once my phone gets official 2.3, it'll be even more of a beast than it already is. Having run leaks I am already aware of the incredible improvements made to data networking speeds, most importantly, since the phone already runs flawlessly with no hang-ups.
iPhoner's who jock Steve Jobs every word always talk about "force closes, lag", etc, but I would be willing to bet that the majority of them havn't used an Android handset for any LENGTH of time, and if they did it was years back... Whatsmore, chances are they didn't even look into what an open source operating system could do for them.
72. biophone (Posts: 1898; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
I can easily get two days from my iPhone with mods. I have had a thunderbolt its barely faster then a iPhone with 1/4 the battery life.
157. remixfa (Posts: 14251; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
The Tbolt uses a snapdragon chipset witch sucks for battery life and an undersized battery as well as using LTE. If your not in a 4g area, turn that radio off.. lol. There are many better android phones to do a battery comparison to than a Tbolt.
55. gallitoking (Posts: 4693; Member since: 17 May 2011)
so I guess i wil sell my Honda as there are cars with better specs out there.. and you know me.. have to have the latest model and best specs.. right...... so let me give an advise.. 8ball.... register... do some reading about Apple products so next time u express an opinions at least you wont look like an i....
10. donato (Posts: 22; Member since: 28 Nov 2010)
Why do people get so upset when then see how much everyone likes the iphone. its a superior product why wouldn't people like it the best. What doesnt make sense is why any one would buy something other than the iphone.
21. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Exactly why get mad people are buying the best? I guess the others are just too poor to buy an iPhone and won't to make themselves believe their crapdroid is better.
36. Darth8ball (unregistered)
Hey taco, I make enough money to buy the idiot phone if i wanted crap technology.
To respond to biophone..... First off I knew buying my phone DriodX, how many mAh my battery was. Unlike Apple that won't give you exact specs. Secondly I have the option to upgrade my battery as my device opens up easily. Not like the "don't look at the crap that's inside" approach of Apple. would you buy a car without looking under the hood and at the spec sheet. You are right both phones are for different people, your's for idiot's ours for knowledgeable professionals.
59. gallitoking (Posts: 4693; Member since: 17 May 2011)
listen and listen good mr. "I"... dont relay so much on specs..because ..specs wont tell you the reality of the product... and you are an idiot plus if you only relay on specs.. you look under the hood of the car. but guess what.. u test drive... ok . maybe not you since you are so smart... right... and lastly u making money doesnt make you smart. as we just read...
75. biophone (Posts: 1898; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
Smart man over here. We buy phones you buy specs. We like functional you not so much. androids are good and so is the iPhone but specs is not what make them so.
74. biophone (Posts: 1898; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
The thing about the iPhone is you don't need to open up the back it lasts by itself.
32. Whateverman (Posts: 3233; Member since: 17 May 2009)
People buy other products because they don't see what you see and vise versa. What is perfect for you isn't always perfect for others. Personally, I love Hondas because of their reliability, ride, comfort, and durability. I recommend them to anyone I talk to about cars and trucks. But I don't tell them their Chevys (didn't look right as Chevies), Fords, Mazdas or whatever they drive sucks. They bought what they liked and that's all that is important.
35. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4526; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Again Whateverman, do you really think that taco50 would understand such a well thought out comment like yours. It's like talking to road kill. He is like road kill dead to common sense & just outright logic! lol
39. iPoop (Posts: 58; Member since: 21 Jul 2011)
speaking about cars, i prefer toyota's. since i live in africa, and almost every road here is like an off-road rally stage, the only cars that work well here are 4x4s. i have a Toyota Prado 2011 and Toyota Fortuner. bith of them are amazing actually, tho the Prado is more rugged, and the Fortuner is more comfortable. it depends on the job you need actually.
Most Honda's aren't really good off-road :P no offense to anyone who likes Hondas.
44. Whateverman (Posts: 3233; Member since: 17 May 2009)
iPoop, I just Googled the Toyota Prado. That's a really nice lookin ride you got there! I think here in the US, the Toyota Prado is called the Landcruiser, and I love the Landcruiser! I don't really need a 4x4, but the Toyota Sequoia is one of the trucks I'm considering for my next vehicle. If only the had a hybrid version.
52. iPoop (Posts: 58; Member since: 21 Jul 2011)
the Landcruiser isn't the Prado :P
they look similar, but there's a difference, like the Prado is a ruggedised (is that a word?) version of the Landcruiser
I don't actually like hybrids :P
The Prado is diesel, and it has a 40 liter main tank, and a 20 liter auxillary one. I get pretty good mileage on it too.
I wouldn't mind a hybrid fortuner tho :P
it's a V6 petrol, and i have to re-fual atleast once a month.
My colleague has the Sequoia, and i don't think it's a truck :P it's a SUV, i think the only pick-up truck toyota makes is the Hilux. is that what you meant??
64. Whateverman (Posts: 3233; Member since: 17 May 2009)
That's the one! I know i should call my truck and SUV, but the testosterone in me likes to use the word "truck" just because it sounds manlier.
73. iPoop (Posts: 58; Member since: 21 Jul 2011)
haha lol i prefer calling it SPORTS UTILITY VEHICLE :P i think its manlier than TRUCK :P
plus, if you are going for pick-ups, i recommend the Nissan Navara, SUVs i recommend the Land Rover Discovery 4. IT IS THE ULTIMATE off-roader.
the only reason i didn't buy it is because they don't have an official land rover service station, so if anything goes wrong... i'll have to ship it out.
Toyota's are also awesome, example the FJ Cruiser.
That's kind off too blingy for me, but you might like it :D
google it, the car's awesome :D
96. Sniggly (Posts: 7221; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
And in the meantime I drive a PT Cruiser. I think it's almost like wearing a pink shirt.
100. snowgator (Posts: 3340; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Wayyyy too funny!!! :-D
Astro van driver here. Nothing stylish, but like a cavern on the inside. It is paid for though, so the monthly payments are right...
102. Whateverman (Posts: 3233; Member since: 17 May 2009)
Lol! No, there's nothing wrong with a PT Cruiser. I've seen a few decked out so well I wanted one myself, recently!
105. Sniggly (Posts: 7221; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Yeah, would you believe there are entire clubs for decked out PTs? lol. They're good little cars, but be prepared to pay a lot of money if something does break. The oil gasket under the timing seal blew two weeks ago, cost a grand to repair it.
103. biophone (Posts: 1898; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
Not nearly as bad as having an android. Jk the cruiser is way worse. Its expensive and a terrible car a dealership actually had a deal buy on pt get another for a dollar and people still wouldn't get it
104. Sniggly (Posts: 7221; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Expensive if you have to repair it, maybe. I got mine for 7 grand. I like the interior room and the solid construction. Being in a PT has saved my life twice.