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More are excited for the introduction of the Apple iPhone 5 than the Apple iPad mini

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More are excited for the introduction of the Apple iPhone 5 than the Apple iPad mini
In a famous Peanuts cartoon, Charlie Brown is on the mound getting throttled (by hitters, not because he was over his data cap) when one of his teammates starts quoting statistics to him. Still laid out on the mound, Charlie Brown responds, "Tell your statistics to shut up." The point is, stats can be overused, sliced and diced to meet a specific agenda. With the coming introduction of the next Apple iPhone coming next Wednesday, a new survey has some more stats for your analytical pleasure.

Online retailer PriceGrabber.com surveyed 1,740 online shoppers and 34% of them would rather see the 6th generation of the Apple iPhone be introduced at its September 12th event than the 7.85 inch Apple iPad mini. 28% would rather see the tablet introduced at the event instead of the Apple iPhone 5 while 38% would like to hear about both at the same event. Originally, the speculation pointed to both devices getting unwrapped on September 12th, but now it seems that Apple wants to monopolize the press not once, but twice by introducing the Apple iPhone 5 next week and the Apple iPad mini sometime in October.

The next iteration of the Apple iPhone is expected to be introduced next week

The next iteration of the Apple iPhone is expected to be introduced next week

The PriceGrabber survey found that 21% of the respondents will actually reach into their pocket and purchase the next iteration of the Apple iPhone. 16% of those will buy the phone the first week its launched while 19% will buy it the first month its released. (When PriceGrabber conducted a similar survey in July, back then only 7% said it would buy the iPhone 5 the first week it is made available). The Apple iPad mini will be purchased by 13% of those who took part in the survey.

As usually pronounced every year, the launch of the Apple iPhone 5 is expected to be one of the biggest product launches in Apple's history. What is it about the new device that attracts buyers? 50% of those who responded to the survey by saying that they would buy the phone said it is the new features that has them reaching for their charge card. Those include the expected 4 inch screen, LTE connectivity, smaller dock connector, faster processor and new earphone jack placement. 34% said that they have been waiting to switch to the iPhone from another phone and wanted the latest model.

All the excitement begins next Wednesday at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts at 10am PDT, and you can find out everything you want to know about the next iteration of the Apple iPhone and whatever else Apple introduces, right here!

source: PCMag

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posted on 05 Sep 2012, 17:58 17

2. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


iPhone 5 is the same old iPhone with larger body and screen. No new innovation like Galaxy S3 with Smart Stay is awesome.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 18:23 10

17. rusticguy (Posts: 2826; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


It's a copy of GooPhone :D

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 18:35

24. darkkjedii (Posts: 10536; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Oooooook

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 18:44

32. darkkjedii (Posts: 10536; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Som if it's got a larger body and screen then it's not the same phone dude. Plus all we've seen so far r mockups, we'll all b eating our words if it comes and looks nothing like these mockups. Who knows that 5 we see on the invite mite mean screen size. I doubt it though

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 19:55

64. bitong_8615 (Posts: 6; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


apple does not leak its design until the the Big day comes so pls save opinion next week ...you might be surprise trashing your so cold galaxhit 3 and drooling over ip5

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 00:01

83. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)


Please list all the huge innovation from the GS2 to the GS3 models.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 02:56

84. thelegendofmari (Posts: 5; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


Such comments are so ignorant in my opinion. How can you say no innovation? Do you amazingly have an unreleased device in your hands because then I would retract my comment immediately?! It's just so stupid to make such comment and completely judge a device before it is even launched.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 03:16

86. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Agree, those who are excited about iPhone or iPad, are probably excited for nothing as it will only have some few minor changes and features. The rest will remain same.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 18:02 6

3. ajac09 (Posts: 1363; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Phonearena your excited about anything with the apple logo on it. Let me paint it on the side of a barn look that barn has an apple logo on it bet your excited..

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 18:05 6

6. Brewski (Posts: 119; Member since: 05 Jun 2012)


Exactly. Moto and Nokia have unvieled a bunch of new stuff, all this Apple crap can wait a day. Let everyone else have some spotlight.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 18:08 3

10. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


Apple will sue you for a billion dollars for copycat it logo.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 18:56

41. Astreo (Posts: 99; Member since: 05 May 2011)


News is news regardless of what company it is. they have shown everything today including the lumia and motorola phones.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 18:05 1

7. andro. (Posts: 1936; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


There certainly are alot extremely similar articles today with stats about random surveyed ifans looking forward to the 'new' iphone.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 18:36

25. darkkjedii (Posts: 10536; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


What do u expect on 9-12-12 bro

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 18:40

30. andro. (Posts: 1936; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Been taking to supplies for cases accessories recently,while they aren't allowed show us the new design the general word is to pretty much expect the iphone 4s again with just with the stretch up screen.
There's been enough leaks recently to add weight to that

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 18:49

36. darkkjedii (Posts: 10536; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


U don't think apple might come outta the blue with something totally different? It seems like they got something up their sleeve by not reacting n the least bit to these leaks. Remember in 2010 they went nuts when gizmodo got the iPhone 4 prototype? That was Steve jobs then though.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 19:36 1

60. tedkord (Posts: 4507; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Steve Jobs? Nuts? Whodathunk?

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 19:59

66. bitong_8615 (Posts: 6; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


and what about you? a nobody who owns cheap android phone? atleast the guy made a diff.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 07:12 1

89. darkkjedii (Posts: 10536; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Wow a thumb down jus for asking a fellow techie what he expects. Lol I guess

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 18:06 4

8. Atrixboyyy (Posts: 244; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


"More customers disappointed over minor advancements added to the iPhone 4s squared" should be the title.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 18:07 1

9. Jay_F (Posts: 236; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


That's because there's nothing exciting about an iPad mini. I really can't imagine much of a market for the mini but we'll see.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 18:26 4

18. Peter27 (Posts: 233; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


New design, headphone jack on the other side of the device. New smaller battery. New nano Sim. Mini connector.

Don't worry, they will make it sound 100x better than me in their advert and the sales will brake record again. Only because people are dumb.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 18:15

13. rusticguy (Posts: 2826; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Pied Piper Of Hamlin will make appearance on 12th September ... yet again after almost a year :)

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 18:21 2

15. Peter27 (Posts: 233; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


I am going to spend few hundred pounds/dollars to have a new features like phone jack on the other side of the phone. Great.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 18:22 5

16. Quezdagreat (Posts: 413; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


I swear these s3 fans spend a lot of time on this website bashing iPhones instead of trying to enjoy that maxi pad Looking phone

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 18:43

31. Atrixboyyy (Posts: 244; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


most people are Android fans just cause they use the S3 to compare means nothing id bash apple only cause they deserve it. you honestly think apple has done anything new? besides suing over meaningless patents for shapes.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 19:12

50. Quezdagreat (Posts: 413; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


I never said it, I never seen apple advertise anything about innovative.

Open your eyes man, Samsung is know for mimicking other companys.

As far as the patents go, that's business. You have to know the rules before you get into the game

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 20:59

73. Atrixboyyy (Posts: 244; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


"I swear these s3 fans spend a lot of time on this website bashing iPhones" only one person admited to owning the s3 and he commented back. i dont know how you got "samsung didnt copy" from what i said. they did somewhat..

for the patent issue ill leave it be we all know that it was pointless

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 18:30 4

20. Peter27 (Posts: 233; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


Don't worry. I am "bashing" iPhone while enjoying my "maxi pad looking" phone.
It makes it that much sweeter.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 18:30 2

21. e.wvu (unregistered)


Of course more are excited for the iPhone than the mini iPad when the mini iPad doesn't even exist.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 18:31 3

22. iDroidx650 (Posts: 72; Member since: 26 May 2010)


I can not wait for the 12th. I've been waiting for this since September 2011 when the 4S was announced. Now we get to see what Apple has been working on. Widescreen display, 4G LTE, improved camera sensor, CPU bump, and running iOS 6.0 with most likely an exclusive feature.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 18:45 2

33. Atrixboyyy (Posts: 244; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


dont hold your breath .

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 18:36 2

26. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


The amount of Apple products sold is a measure of human stupidity

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 19:04

45. darkkjedii (Posts: 10536; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Y is that

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 18:38 2

28. rusticguy (Posts: 2826; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Heck they are adding "Apple Maps" ... Which is going to revolutionise everything in telecom/mobile industry and this is the most important INNOVATION which no one is talking about... that's something very new that is coming in next iPhone ... obviously it will have everything, lifted/Copied/stolen from other maps around and then given a new "Dress" in order to get a "Trade Dress" patent for them to start dreaming of suing other MAPS under "Trade Dress" violation because for next one year after blaunch they are clueles of what to do next ... except for adding a "S" to the name mext year ;)

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 18:48

35. Atrixboyyy (Posts: 244; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


adding the s makes it SUPER! lol

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 19:12

48. rusticguy (Posts: 2826; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


S (for Steve)
T (for Tim)

So you never know they could add a T instead :D

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 20:45 1

72. Quezdagreat (Posts: 413; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


Do you mean like s-voice, s-cloud, s-pen?

posted on 07 Sep 2012, 04:22

92. Atrixboyyy (Posts: 244; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


As in (S)amsung?

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 18:47 1

34. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


"The PriceGrabber survey found that 21% of the respondents will actually reach into their pocket and purchase the next iteration of the Apple iPhone."

34% of user owning other phones jumping ship to iPhone...

Compared to TechBargain's survey... all really big differences...

I really hope people stop using survey to support their arguments.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 18:58 3

43. Peter27 (Posts: 233; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


I like how iFans are contradicting them selves. On one side they say the great design does not need change. On other they say this is fake,bla bla, apple will reveal the new design during conference and blow us away.
iFans please make up your mind.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 19:06

46. darkkjedii (Posts: 10536; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


A great design doesn't need to change, but the styling can. Think porsche 911 corvette Bentley rolls. The basic design is still the same but restyled dude.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 19:21 1

52. Peter27 (Posts: 233; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


And that is the reason why Porsche becoming boring. Look at Ferrari. So many cars, so many designs, so many choices.
You stick with your 7 porches that looks all the same. I prefer 7 different Ferraris, each for one day in a week.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 19:36 1

61. Peter27 (Posts: 233; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


Its all about innovation dude. In Ferrari you see it. It is modern that is why you are the Top cat. You know you have the latest and fastest model. There is nothing better out there. Porsche is like Ford mustang, legendary car that makes you look cool but you are not best.
When it comes to phone I am buying it to have the best phone, not to look cool like iFans do.
Therefore Samsung/Ferrari for me and not iPhone/Porsche.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 19:31

55. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6250; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


it's the same POS since iPhone 4 just bigger screen different charging dock.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 19:12 2

49. darkkjedii (Posts: 10536; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Please folks lets have fun supporting our favorite platforms. Android fans blast iOS all u want, iOS fans blast android all u want but please leave the stupid racism in the trash where it belongs. Tech site, or not there's no place for that. If u don't know y I put this go to page one of the comments for this article and read for yourself.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 19:25

53. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6250; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Motorola just announce THE RAZR HD HUGE FCKING BATTERY. and who the FCK cares BOUT APPLE and the iPhone

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 19:45 1

62. Peter27 (Posts: 233; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


It is not the iPhone that irritates me. But dumbass people living in this world. And as you can see there is majority of them.
Apple just know how to use people's stupidity towards their profit. And they are great at it. Actually the best at it. Great for them. But it irritates me. Same as when I see that pornstar earns 1000x more than doctors. There are phone companies that trying to do difference in the world, but the most successful is the one who found bug in the system.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 20:07

67. bitong_8615 (Posts: 6; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


i know there are a lot of iPhone haters here but please lets just this 12 until then you can say whatever you want.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 20:09

68. bitong_8615 (Posts: 6; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


no racism please! as if u dont own "made in china" underwear.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 21:11 1

74. ap1989 (Posts: 144; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


Droid Razr Maxx HD is on my christmas list iphone 5 is gonna be garbage

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 21:11

75. denmcdon (Posts: 88; Member since: 07 Jun 2009)


I'm finding it hard to believe that on the 12th apple is going to unveil an iPhone 5 or whatEver there going to call it and it's going to be what we are all seeing in leaked photos apple I think is up to something remember Steve jobs worked on this project closely until the end I find it hard to believe its this?

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 03:06

85. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


i dont really get why people need fast processor on a close source OS... it is controlled by its developer so whaever processor speed they will throw there will be ok..

its not android that its not controlled by google coz its free but throw updates and everything.. it needs the latest of the latest hardware to perform better and better...

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 07:20

90. denmcdon (Posts: 88; Member since: 07 Jun 2009)


Hey PA how come my comment was removed from this discussion? The member who used profanity his comment is still on here.Do i have to use more sentence enhancers?

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