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Apple iPhone 5 penciled in as next smartphone by 35% of consumers in a survey

0. phoneArena 25 Jul 2011, 13:01 posted on

A survey taken by Experian's PriceGrabber division finds that 35% of those polled plan on buying the next generation of the Apple iPhone once released; 7% of those who plan on buying the device will pick it up within the first week of its launch...

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posted on 26 Jul 2011, 13:55

158. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

Blah, i just broke down last year and bought one of those new sonatas. I got it for 12500 with 10 miles on it after 3 weeks of online haggling lol.. its frikkin sweet. no horsepower, but other than that u cant beat the options and quality for the price.

Next car is going to be 2 door and loud.. hopefully without a top lol.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 13:56

159. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

oh,, used to have an Xterra. One of the few SUV's that are actually built on a truck platform and ment for play in the dirt.. that was a great and rugged SUV.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 14:31 3

13. alex_a (Posts: 7; Member since: 12 Aug 2009)

I am not buying iPhone 5. I played with iPhone 4 and honestly the only thing that I really liked about it was screen resolution. Other than that iPhone became boring for me. I find android devices much more fun to use and call quality is SO MUCH better. I know this is just my opinion, but I am sure many will support it.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 14:35 2

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

hhhmm.... so the posible features that the isheep want on their next iphone are already on existing smart phones such as galaxy sii and the moto droid bionic????
stupid closed minded isheep, they just go for the damn apple...

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 14:54 2

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

Droid bionic? As in a phone that's not released?

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 15:53

43. iPoop (Posts: 58; Member since: 21 Jul 2011)

iPhone 5( or 4s) a phone that isn't even released??? or a phone that doesn't even have a FREAKING name YET?!?!?!?!?

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 16:04 1

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

He said existing smartphones are better. There's two flaws to his argument. One is that the bionic is not an existing phone and two is that the new iPhone isn't release so how does he know other phones are better.

sounds like a blinded by hatred google fan

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 16:30

58. iPoop (Posts: 58; Member since: 21 Jul 2011)

ok i admit, i read it wrong.
see that is the difference between you and me. i know when i'm wrong.
and i know the iPhone is good, i prefer android.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 17:29

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

no not released but atleast we have an idea of what where getting with it

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 16:34

61. gallitoking (Posts: 4718; Member since: 17 May 2011)

@ galaxy....coming from someone that has loves a company (samsung) that copys what Apple does...

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 20:55

92. snowgator (Posts: 3586; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

Calm down... nothing proven yet..... due process and crap... :-)

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 14:40

15. scorpio85 (Posts: 160; Member since: 16 Jan 2010)

I'm gonna give it a shot if it comes to Sprint from my Epic. The only phone that I am considering besides the iPhone is the Galaxy 2!

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 14:42 3

16. Synack (Posts: 677; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)

35% of users are retarded.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 14:49 1

18. dandirk (unregistered)

While I think the survey is a bit off... it is also VERY telling...

Ok 35% want the new iphone...

Almost %50 of respondents said they want battery life, big screen and 4g...

iphone has battery life... ( I would assume iphone5 will be ok in this area)

iphone 5 will have a bigger screen, everyone is saying edge-to-edge on same chassis size as iphone 4... (how big is that?? seriously I don't know, as big as 4.3?)

iphone 5 wil have.... 3G...

So while most everyday consumers what the iphone 5, it will only meet 1 or 2 out of 3 of their highest wants.

Does this mean they KNOW iphone with be 3G and this is OK?

Do they know there are larger phones out there?

Do they think it will be 4G because that is all the rage this year?

I do NOT agree that if you put a iphone, Galaxy S, and Bionic side by side the customer will see "Night and Day" cause frankly that is NOT the case. They take pictures, surf facebook, play angry birds, txt and IM... Both can do those things with flying colors.

Chances are they will get what they are used to (previous android/iphone user) or what they are attracted to in a 5 min demo which does not show off EITHER OS/phone properly.

What you WILL see with a customer comparison, is a % (not a massive %) of people coming in thinking they want an iphone and choosing an android phone. Mainly cause they just don't know the quality of the competition, and obviously price and form factor options as well. They literally know only iphone and think android is just a cheap generic option (I think android hardware has gotten a ton better in the last 2 years, especially style-wise).

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 14:56 3

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

I agree that android is a cheap Asian knock off of the iPhone.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 15:09

28. blitzball (unregistered)


posted on 25 Jul 2011, 15:16 1

30. duder (unregistered)

Taco, you do know that you are the worlds largest tool right? oh, you do, good. And given you comments on what ppl write and your ability to twist thier words arounds, dandirk states thats what most ppl think and its because tools like you and the its my way or the highway attitude that most ppl are misinformed. Sure the first iphone was good in its time but how many versions later are we shown the same thing and expected to buy it. Apple has become what they used to be against now instead of making better products, which they are fully capable of doing, They change 1 minescule feature and watch as ppl like you jump to buy the new one eventhough the old does the same thing your pathetic taco

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 16:05

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

what is the "innovation" that android is doing if I may ask?

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 18:13

85. readingthissh1t (Posts: 303; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)

why do you hate that high end android phones are true toe to toe competitors to Apple's iPhone?

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 16:34

63. Madden (unregistered)

For moshing purposes......

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 21:59 1

97. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

Yes, because Android, a company that was founded in the United States, bought by a company in the United States, and first slam dunked into the public consciousness by a United States wireless company with a phone manufactured by a company based in Schaumberg, Illinois, which, by the way, is in the United States, is a "cheap Asian knock off."

How are the suicide rates at those Foxconn (Asian) plants these days, Taco?

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 23:46

116. stealthd (unregistered)

"How are the suicide rates at those Foxconn (Asian) plants these days"

Below China's national average, actually.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 00:43 1

125. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


To say that is to do an injustice to how Foxconn treats its workers, stealth. You know it and I know it.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 00:56

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

How about you stick with facts

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 01:03 1

133. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

What's not factual about anything I've said about Android's national roots or the worker abuse at Foxconn, taco?

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 13:58

160. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

what.. that foxconn had 17 suicides last year and things were so bad taht they installed jumper nets around the buildings?

Or that the hastily made ipad2 factory BLEW UP killing quite a few and injuring many more? Thats what happens when you build an entire factory in 3 months...

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 21:11

93. snowgator (Posts: 3586; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

Actually, dandirk, everything you say makes total sense. If you walk into your local Verizon store, and all these devices are out, will you have a sales rep who will walk you through the in's and out's of the devices? Ask you what you need or prefer? If not, they will steer you to what they prefer or what will push their paycheck better (I would, being truthful). The iPhone has the best brand associated with it. Anyone with only a basic knowledge would associate it with a great device. My co-worker has an iPhone 3G that I have played with to help him get it set up. He loves it, and knows nothing about any other device, and could care less. My wife has given me a list of things she wants in her next device, and completely trusts me to pick her next phone. She could care less. If these two were polled as to their next phone, would their response be educated? Or just the name of the device they have heard the most of?

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 15:07 1

24. theBankRobber (unregistered)

I find it funny how people who say Android is for poor people, but 80% of iPhone owners are on a family plan and can't afford the own plan because at&t wants to much money for a security deposite and can't afford a plan over $100. But I like most of Android users pay $200 for Android devices which cost the same amount for a iPhone. IPhone that is $300 only has more memory but for less then $65 you can get a 32gb card so with a phone with 8-32 GB built in for $200 plus a 32gb card is still half the price the higher storage iPhone is. Sorry but THOSE are true facts and it only blinds the uneducated iPhone users who don't know how to count. I paid full price for my EVO 4g, so how does that make Android for poor people when again most iPhone users are on a family plan because they can't afford to pay for their own plan but yet still say Android is for poor people.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 15:32

37. theBankRobber (unregistered)

Sorry I ment a $200 device plus a $65 32gb card is still a cheaper price then I iPhone. Not half the price lol my bad.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 15:07

25. Madden (unregistered)

Nahh. It's the other way around. There's a reason it's called the ***Phone. Why pay way more for a piece of crap that's obviously far more inferior.........That's all ***phones are good for....selling for RIGGED inflated profits.
Just watch...***phone 5s will easily sell for at least $1500 on ebay in the first month....only cuz there's a crapload of suckers who wank off 50/13

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 15:51 2

41. TreyTreyTaylor (Posts: 676; Member since: 21 Dec 2010)

All you people need to let the truth marinate in the back of your brain, and the truth is Iphone is the best(selling) phone period. Android is the best OS period. Everything else is just extra for somebody who doesn't want the best. Its a shame we have it so damn good with technology now that people argue about stupid sh*t like my phone loads this page quicker, or my games are way better than on your phone. THEY ARE PHONES! Have fun with em and shut the hell up.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 15:52 1

42. Darth8ball (unregistered)

I would much rather spend 400 dollars for the galaxy 2s than 250 dollars for the iPhone 5. Oh yeah taco, wasn't it a huge coincidence that after Apple tried to order the NEW super AMOLED PLUS display that the galaxy 2s will sport, and Samsung said no, did they decide to SUE samsung for copying the idiotPhone. Do your parents a favor and research the products you have them buy you for your birthday you child.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 16:06

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

Where are you getting this info please?

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 16:34

60. Madden (unregistered)

Straight from wherever you enjoy wanking off 50/13,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 16:08 1

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

i guess im poor myself because i use 4G HTC EVO 3D..That is another dumb ass comment by taco..dude just take your little azz phone and go home nobody wants to talk to you again

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 16:39 1

66. 5G (unregistered)

dont be surprised,,,,hes probably like an 8 year old who mooches off his parents and whoever 24/7,,,,and acts as if its money he earned himself........
On top of that,,,he'll use that same rebuttal against people who go through between 6-10 phones within a 1-year span (but they actually use their own money...)

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 16:45

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

Umm yes everyone knows Sprint is for poor people. Cheap unlimited for crap service.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 17:11 4

78. wumberpeb (Posts: 453; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)

I'm on Sprint and currently use a Nexus S 4G. I'm not poor. And both my 3G and 4G are unlimited at $80/month before taxes, certainly one of the best deals in wireless

Does your precious iPhone have 4G? HSPA+? No. You're most likely on AT&T, the king of dropped calls. How ironic you should even chime in about that...

Boost and Virgin Mobile are not for the poor,but their target customers are those who don't want a pricey plan and\or a contract, regardless of their personal financial situation. Is this what you meant by "poor" people?

Grow a pair you tool, no need to offend Sprint customers

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 17:32

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

80 a month all you can eat buffet same as going to hometown buffet for $10 all you can eat. Sure the food is crap but you can have as much as you want. I have a Verizon iPhone. Best network and best phone. I feel sorry for you. Maybe your financial situation will improve so you can afford a better carrier.

Good luck

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 18:12 2

84. wumberpeb (Posts: 453; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)

So by your analogy, the quality of my signal is inferior to yours on Verizon? Try to rethink that one, possibly incorporating something along the lines of signal strength. Then it would make more sense...

Meanwhile, you're paying more for merely wearing the crown of "Having the Best Network." Makes a lot of sense, I'm sure. So that gets you, what? Better coverage in the middle of a lake or on top of a mountain, right? Congrats on that.

And my apologies for assuming you were on AT&T. I simply saw that your previous phone was the 3GS.

Also, no need to feel sorry for me. Anyone who is classified as "poor" by you, which apparently you think I am, can't easily afford $80/month+ for merely a cellphone.

Have fun with your iPhone but I like the Nexus better

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 22:03 1

98. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

What kind of elitist bulls**t is this? Taco, are you TRYING to alienate everyone on Phonearena?

I mean, liking Apple I get. Loving the iPhone because it's a smooth experience I understand. But spitting on people because you think they have less money than you? That's pretty goddamned low.

I think it might be time to write another email to Phonearena.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 01:02

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

You want to report me for calling someone poor hahahaha. I'm guessing you used to get beat up a lot.

You're the pos elitist on here because you try to carry yourself as if you're so intelligent and you're not. How hypocritical to call a truce while threatening to report me in the same thread.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 01:13 1

136. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

I'm threatening to report you because you don't know when to quit. If you promise that tonight, now, you can quit acting like an asshole, I won't do it.

However, if you continue with this bulls**t thuggish attitude toward those who disagree with you, I'm not going to stand it anymore.

Insulting someone for having a different economic situation than you is the very definition of cruelty, Taco. Have you ever had to spend several nights eating saltines and fortune cookies you swiped from a grocery store deli because you spent all of your money on the rent? No? How about not being able to afford a 100 dollar repair on a car that's older than you are, which you drive by necessity? How about having to bike 4 miles one way to work in the summer heat until you earn the money to fix that car?

No? Okay, then how about only being able to spend 20 bucks a week on groceries, and not being able to afford a penny more? And what about crying, literally breaking down and crying, when you see a spam email telling you that you've won a lottery, because you know that the email is meant to prey on people as desperate or more than you are? How about having possibly crippling medical conditions and not being able to get them treated because you have no money?

I've been there, Taco. That's all happened to me. I can't say I've been nearly as bad off as some other people, but even that was bad enough.

Yes, it strikes a nerve with me, and I'm not ashamed to admit it. Until you've been in my shoes, or anyone's shoes who's been through something similar, you'll never understand how heartless and classless you sound right now.

And you dare try to make me look like the bad guy for calling you out on this. You're pathetic.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 08:26 2

150. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4839; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

Sniggly, taco50 is just a spoiled brat. He has no REAL responsibility in life right now. Maybe when he matures he will see the errors of the poor choice of words he consistently uses. He is not worth it. You are 100% right, taco50 lacks class & just the very basic life experiences. One day he will know what it's like to fend for himself & see what it takes to keep a house hold afloat. He is just a very young immature boy who basically talks without even a hint of thought! Life is funny, karma has a way with people like that. One day the tables will be turned & he will finally understand what it really means to be a responsible person!

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 09:54

151. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

I'm sorry. I shouldn't have let him get to me. But if we were in a room together, having the same discussion, this is about the point when I would've finally punched Taco in the face. He doesn't deserve a single thing he has, because he clearly doesn't appreciate it.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 11:57

153. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4839; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

You are right, taco50 needs to experience some hard REAL life problems to truly appreciate how hard his parents are working to provide what he has. taco50 has his parents pay for his iPhone/iToy 4. taco50 is a total jerk on the computer. In real life he would never talk to anyone that way because he would have gotten his a$s kicked a million times over. The kid one day will learn humility, one way or another!

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 14:04 1

162. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

Ive spent a christmas season homeless in my car and was on my own by 15, so I totally get where your coming from.
I wouldnt get worried about Taco though. If hes old enough to have a job, I'd be genuinely suprised.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 14:02 1

161. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

taco, if you live in a city where multiple carriers get good coverage, why would u pay more just to say your paying more? that would make you.. AN IDIOT.

Even if i wasnt working for Tmobile, the 4g here is so strong I'd still be a customer. My tablet averages 11mb/s+, and even my 3g vibrant runs around 5mb/s. Hows that 3g iphone? can you get up to 1.75mb/s? :)
Since both work equally well where I live my life, why would i pay double for slower service?

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 14:19

165. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4839; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

remixfa talking to taco50 is like talking to a dog, you know when you talk to your dog & he or she tilts their head like they understand you! lol taco50 is just a lost cause. He spits so much fire that it makes me wonder if he has friends or even a girl. Most people would get sick of a person like that. I don't know the guy but from how he conducts himself on this public site makes me raise my eyebrow and say hmmmmm. lol

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 16:12 1

51. kankrum (unregistered)

I'm so sick of the bickering. You hate iphone, you hate android, iphone users are stupid. Seriously who cares. Its a matter of preference. I love apple and own and iphone but I f**king love android as well because it has a lot going for it that the iphone simply can't do. Windows os is great as well. They each do different things that people like. Each person is differnt and is entitled to their own opionio. Its not fair to say iphone users are stupid. Its not fair to say Android users are stupid. No matter what kind of phone we have we are all stupid. Who cares? My god you guys really just need to let it be. Phonearena probably does cater to iphone a little more beacuse that's probably the most writers preference and also there is only one iphone maker so of course your gonna see more aticles about that. For ever one iphone article there is 5 android articles because there are more makers of android phones. Its really childish for us to be bickering like this.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 16:18

53. Darth8ball (unregistered)

Mobiledia.com. And BTW if you cared to research anything, you would know one thing.... companies all want you to know what is upcoming to get consumers ready to buy their products, Apple doesn't want an informed consumer. All they want is a consumer who knows nothing other then.... I WANT AN iPHONE.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 16:19 1

54. HUJO (unregistered)

iphone should go 3D, lol, seriously

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 16:28 1

56. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)

And of course fandroids think there's a conspiracy going on. Fandroids have proven over and over again how hateful, disrespectful, and what a bunch of losers and jerks they are :)

Regardless whether the article is about android or iOS, they always have something bad to say about Apple. When an article is about android's success, they would ridicule and mock Apple for not doing well. When an article is about Apple's success, they would post nasty comments against Apple and try their best to dispute the facts and demoralize Apple users. Yet they always feel they're the victims. Fandroids are mentally sick people, lol.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 16:41

67. blitzball (unregistered)

old news......thanks for stating the obvious...captain obvious

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 17:09 2

77. Whateverman (Posts: 3262; Member since: 17 May 2009)

Have you ever heard the saying, "The hate, that hate produced.". That's where this hatred of anything Apple or iOS came from. It seemed to many non-iOS users that Apple and some iOS users looked down on people who didn't have one. And it still continues now with the "If you don't have an iPhone. Then you don't have an iPhone." commercials. You may not agree, but I'm just saying what it all looked like from the perspective of a non-iOS user.

The good news is, we can just forget all the foul things we've all said about each other, and have more intellectual conversations about the great products these ALL these companies are putting out. We can even debate about it without making it personal. How about we put and end to the Android/iOS war today?

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 18:03 2

83. readingthissh1t (Posts: 303; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)

i like your proposal but i dont see that happening anytime soon

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 18:16 1

86. Whateverman (Posts: 3262; Member since: 17 May 2009)

I think you might be right. All I can do is keep trying I guess.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 22:06 1

99. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

I'm with you, Whateverman.

Gemini, the ball is in your and Taco's court. We await your response.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 22:24

106. biophone (Posts: 1956; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

Why you being like that

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 22:29

111. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

What do you mean? Why am I prompting a response from Taco and Gemini to Whateverman's challenge for everyone to not be d**ks to each other?

Because I'm sick of the fighting and bulls**t too.

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