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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, 00:26

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

Taco and gem makes some good points but they to passionate sometimes. Why bother.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 00:35

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

They both post something intelligent once in a while, but they poison the atmosphere of the community with their horses**t. They claim that they only act the way they do because of the way we treat them. Okay, fine. We'll stop treating them badly. And then we'll see how they treat us.

But I think I already know the answer to our question:


Hint: look for Taco's first comment on that thread, and look at the posts above it.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 00:46

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

Tis what i said. Why bother.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 01:01

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

A misguided sense of hope, perhaps?

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 01:13

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

Your on the internet here come on. In person sure but on a comp people loose social norms.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 14:06

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

the anonymity kills any sense of societal pressure on many people.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 22:25 1

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

- crickets -

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 16:35

65. dionddc (Posts: 129; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)

All the people that wanted Android already got their phones - namely the Atrix, Optimus 2X, Sensation and Galaxy S II. The remainder are just waiting for the Nexus Priime, or perhaps, a quick sequel to the aforementioned phones (because their contract expires later in the year).

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 16:47

69. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

I love these moronic iphone vs android post...lemmie but it *cough* meego web os and wp7 will soon surpass these retarded OS's *cough*

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 17:35 1

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

I think Windows will take a bunch of market share from android

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 17:06

76. iPhone6guy (unregistered)

I'm more of an iPhone 6 person

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 17:34 2

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

my cheap service is fine for me u can pay your 120 a month for your 3g iphone on at&t and i use my 4g service..but wait i didn't know that poor ppl could use 4g..u are a sorry ass person.we come on this website to talk about phones not how much money u make.u let the iphone rule your life it seems u need to find another hobby troll

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 18:53 1

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

Did you guys see that 48% of people preferred iOS whole only 19% prefer android?

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 20:00 1

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

we dont have have Apple's great marketing xP out of those who prefer ios or android, what percentage tried both operating systems for more than a few hours. What ev, no hate from me. You will most likely get an iPhone 5, and i will most likely get a Nexus Prime. the world goes round

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 22:26 2

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


If I had a nickel for every time I ever had to deal with people like this...

Get the point, Taco?

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 23:01

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


posted on 25 Jul 2011, 23:11

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


Some butthurt iPhone fan missed the point of the original video entirely.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 00:10

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

I agree with the orginal video i dont care either. My camera is more then good enough i have raced these phones and the evo is faster but not three times faster more like a second or two. I dont even video chat so what do i care about being able to video chat on 4g.I could go on but i guess the point your making is the apple fans are stupid and just want the iphone and dont care which ones is better. I think you woild call them isheep. Well you said it best with the xoom post brand loyalty. I have had nothing but good experiences with ios. Good battery life and what not and nothing but bad experience with android crashing and what not. Why would i or the character in the video switch because the salesman said so. We dont care we like the iphone. Is that what your getting at?

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 00:27

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

No, what I was getting at was that a large number of people want the next iPhone because of Apple's very successful marketing strategy, which has made the iPhone iconic. It's what the media always talk about, it's featured in movies, and you see ads for it plastered everywhere you go that has anything even remotely to do with phones. Even going into a Verizon store, 4 out of 5 posters will be for the iPhone or iPad. It's a media blitzkrieg that Apple has won.

So you get people who want the iPhone, and ONLY the iPhone, because that's what they've heard of, and if they're offered anything different they'll regard it with the same disdain they would for a store brand of cereal.

I have no problem with guys/girls like you, biophone. You know what you like, you know why you like it. The same with me. I bought an Atrix today because I have had great experiences with Motorola and Motoblur for several years running, and the hardware is extremely advanced for a hell of a deal on the pricing.

So you and I can post together in peace. Have no fear; I have no quarrel with you. :)

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 00:34

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

Apple does a great job marketing there products and there is nothing wrong with that. Most people arent as tech savy they dont care that much and get the iphone. Whats wrong with that they will be happy its works well and is very easy to use.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 00:56

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

There's nothing wrong with them being happy, necessarily. It's just a shame that most people can't be bothered to try anything outside of their comfort zone.

And I don't have a problem with Apple being great at marketing. I do have an issue with Apple making pretentious ads ("If you don't have an iPhone, well, you don't have an iPhone.") and forcing any company that sells its products to put up 3000 dollar, monolithic displays which the businesses have to buy, and then pay them jacks**t to sell the products. When I was in my old AT&T indirect store on Friday and today getting my Atrix I saw that they had finally been forced by AT&T to buy the display, which they had refused to do for years. The store is paid 25 bucks (yes, I've said 30 in the past; my old manager corrected me when I asked him) for every iPhone sold. That's the store. Not the salesman.

So the store has to sell 120 iPhones JUST to make back the money spent on the display. When each store sells maybe 10 to 20 iPhones a month if they're lucky (their Android selections sell much better) that's 6 months to a YEAR before the display itself is paid for, never mind actually turning a profit on the damn things.

But then again, this is Steve Jobs we're talking about. This is the guy who handed a job reducing chips in an Atari game to Wozniak promised half of the pay to him, had Wozniak do all the work, earned the credit for the job and was paid 100 bucks for every chip eliminated (Wozniak managed to cut 50), lied to Wozniak and said Atari paid him 700, gave Wozniak the 350, and kept the remaining 4,650 dollars.

So, I mean, Apple's business techniques make perfect sense.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 01:12

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

The if you don't have an iPhone ads i like because they show off what the phone can do. People like that about the iPhone. I know that stores don't make much on the iPhone but then again its a free market and they don't have to sell it. They choose to sell the iPhone and when they do they have to follow apple's rules. Biz types do a lot of grimy things to get to the top. I am not buying an apple product because of steve jobs i buy it because i like them.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 01:14

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

The ads are disingenuous because they show absolutely nothing that my Android phone can't do.

And no, the indirect retailers HAVE to sell the iPhone. They don't have a choice.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 01:19

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

AT&T doesn't have to sell an iPhone. They choose to. And yes android can do a lot but they never seem to show it. Android commercials always seem to be about dual core 4g let honeycomb and what not. Apple is doing a much better job then androids are doing. They are showcasing features.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 14:07

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

ATT reps have an iphone quota as well as a regular quota that they have to meet.. and thats no joke.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 01:22

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

Also in a way the iPhone will bring a lot of people to your store and they may by something else once they get in and that could help the store. I know people who have been going into stores wanting an iPhone and have been pressured by salesman to buy androids and thats really never works.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 19:25

88. theBankRobber (unregistered)

A lot of hate going on, I think the iPhone is a good phone. I love my Android device more because of the choices I have between installing apps from multiple sources and having complete control over how my device looks and runs. I'm just completely F-ing tired of people saying Android is for poor people while almost all high end Android devices cost the same as a iPhone. How the hell are Android users poor for buying a Android device that cost the same amount as a iPhone on contract? Nobody, not 1 person can explain to me how a phone that sells for the same amount of money as another phone with a different OS are for poor people. Yes their are cheap Android phones for dirt cheap money on post paid and prepaid but that are considered low end Android devices, but people don't need high end Android devices to make phone calls because that's all most people want to do. If they wanted a high end phone then they would spend the extra cash to get one.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 21:34

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

i might get an ipod touch 5th gen. i remember how happy i was when i set it up for the first time. i want to relive that moment. minus all the damn hassle from itunes. Apple and their damn closed video formats gave me a headache! i guess ill be on ice cream sandwich and iOS5

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 22:09

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

"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."

So let's see, from all of the rumors we've been hearing about the iPhone:

59%, 46%, 45%, and 55% of users will *most likely* be sorely disappointed...yet probably still buy the iPhone anyway, despite the availability of models which fit their needs.

42% of respondents will get what they want though. Probably.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 22:25

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

Sniggly you have to realize this is all just rumors and you have no idea what the next iPhone will get. As an iPhone user i would like a better battery life sure you always want that but i don't really care if it doesn't get better because the ip4 is still good.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 22:27

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

Oh I know. I even said that my conclusion is based on rumor. They could pull something really amazing out of their ass, but Apple's past actions show that they'll pull another 3GS stunt (virtually the same physical product as the previous version).

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 23:03

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

You really don't know and apple always seem to do something big. I wouldn't count them out to do nothing just yet.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 23:12

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

Sure, they could pull something big. In my opinion they have to. They can't ride solely on good marketing and decent build quality/smooth experience forever. They have to start innovating again in order to survive.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 00:13

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

You might be very surprised with the ip5. Apple isnt known to disapoint. It may not have lte but to be honost i dont even want it yet.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 00:29

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

And if it's anything like the 3GS, most of the hardware, screen size and everything else will be virtually the same. Apple's main concern seems to be showcasing iOS 5, which I have to admit is a good step in the right direction for Apple, though on principle I'm pissed that they get butthurt about people using their good ideas while stealing everyone else's good ideas for themselves.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 00:41

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

I dont really have a problem with features being taken from phone to phone more of what i dont like is phones like the gs2 which look so simmilar to the iphone. People using pinch to zoom is ok because how else would you do that and things like imessage and the app store. Apple has had alot of features the became very popular after they did it such as the app store. I dont think they mind android having simmilar features but having the same look is about much. And whats wrong with the 3gs it was a great phone when it was realesed. And i like a small screen.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 00:47

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

Same look is what apple cares about is what i meant

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 01:00

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

Okay, so the issue I take with the 3GS is that it was a very minor upgrade over the 3G; the guts were updated a little bit, the camera upgraded somewhat too. But it is virtually indistinguishable from a 3G.

Again, I don't care that Apple is paying attention to what works on other products. What I care about is their hypocrisy in suing everyone else for doing the same, because they want to be the ONLY successful game in town. They don't want anyone else selling in the smartphone market. This is made clear by their actions.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 01:04

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

Companies sue each other all the time your blowing it out of proportion. Apple knows there will be competition. Its just everytume they have a lawsuit it gets alot of pr.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 01:15

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

I'd be really interested to see a list of lawsuits they're all involved in. 5 bucks says Apple comes out on top by a nose.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 01:24

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

Apple is trying to protect their intellectual property and i don't blaim theme for that. I will trust the courts to do what is fair so i would even bother concerning myself with that.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 01:27 1

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

I think that's an oversimplification of the situation. Apple didn't give two s**ts about anyone else stealing their *intellectual property* until the other platforms started becoming successful. Even though it's obvious that for a long time people will still buy their products in droves, that's not enough for them. They've patented simple and basic bulls**t that a trained monkey could've thought of, half of which they didn't even do first. And they're obviously not concerned with ripping off of not only their competitors, but their developers as well. It's blatant hypocrisy.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 01:33

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

To say they didn't care about others stealing their intellectual property before other platforms started becoming successful isn't true. When the iPhone was introduced at first when steve jobs was talking about it he gave a fair warning and said that he patented the s/h/i/t out of the device. Android had to when the droid came out that they better be careful. A lot of things they didn't do first sure like a touch screen but they took it to places and utilized in a way no one every did before. Just because they have a lot of biz doesn't mean they will just stop trying to defend there patents.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 01:35

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

I would like to see the percentage of touch screen on a phone from 2006 to 2011 and the same thing about the number of tablets. I bet there both a lot higher because of apple

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 02:24

147. dionddc (Posts: 129; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)

What people don't understand is the reason why Android phones aren't in higher demand is because all our models already came out! Think about it, use common sense people.

Surveys like this were done at the start of the year with Android coming out on top. Of course the iPhone is going to win here, the iPhone 5 is coming soon.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 02:37

148. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)

Samsung GS2 hasn't come out yet in the US and some other countries. And there's always a new android phone released every month, either by Samsung, LG, Moto, HTC, etc. So I don't think you're right.

Android phones ARE in demand. But the iphone still remains the most desired. Not everyone wanting the iphone ends up with one. A lot of times they end up with an android device. Either they can't afford the iphone and its services, or, it's not offered by their carrier.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 03:46

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

I can agree with that. Saying that all the Android powered devices are all out is kinda like saying the tide just came in.

Yeah, tonight it did. Wait 24 hours, and another one is coming in as well.

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