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Survey finds that 38% of recent iPhone owners came from using an Android or BlackBerry

Survey finds that 38% of recent iPhone owners came from using an Android or BlackBerry
Who knows what it is about the iPhone 4S, but it’s still able to attract a wealth of consumers to its gaze – despite seeing some stiff competition by newer smartphones. Interestingly enough, a recent survey from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners uncovers some interesting figure regarding Apple’s pride and joy.

Specifically, the survey finds that there is still an increasing amount of people who are moving up to the iPhone from either an Android or BlackBerry smartphone beforehand. In a previous survey, it was discovered that 29% of iPhone owners in February switched from using an Android or BlackBerry. In comparison, the latest report finds the figure increasing to 38% for the April survey, which goes to show the commanding power of the iPhone.

Furthermore, it’s revealed that 73% of the iPhone buyers decided on choosing the latest model in the iPhone 4S – as opposed to other older models. All in all, the survey simply shows that the  adoption of the iPhone 4S is even higher now than what it was when it launched during the crucial holiday season.

Between the three domestic carriers selling the postpaid iPhone, it’s Verizon that managed to see its market share with the iPhone rise to 37% - whereas, AT&T’s number dipped to 51% from a previous 53% mark, while Sprint’s figure went from 13% down to 12%.

via Apple Insider & BGR

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posted on 07 Jun 2012, 13:35 19

1. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


"Moving UP to the iPhone"???

John V... You got some splainin' to do! LOL, just kidding.
But I wonder what the percentage is of people moving from iPhone to Android or are there no surveys ever interested in the progess of Android or Windows?

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 14:02 7

10. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


if they moved up to the iphone he means people with the LG Optimus. Droid X, etc.. there are so many people that came from those lousy Android phones that moved up to the wonderful world of Apple...

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 15:14 7

37. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Are you kidding me right now, G-King? Droid X was the man, I loved that phone. I can't speak for the Optimus, but the X kicked booty even without a FF camera.

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 16:19 3

49. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


I had the phone. trust it still works.. I think.. but my point was those people just came out of contract... and may be looking for an iphone.. making the statement true

"moving up to the iphone"

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 16:40 6

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


7348 subjects, 521 were qualified to respond? why is it that the rest of the 6827 were not qualified to respond? Could it be that they have an android or wp handset? or they're iPhone users that are switching to android or wp soon?

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 14:05 6

15. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


So, how exactly percent come from Android and how exactly percent come from BlackBerry??? Because to say that "...38% of recent iPhone owners came from using an Android or BlackBerry" is very ABSTRACT AND MISTIFY... Because who knows, maybe there was only 1% from Android and 37% from BlackBerry...

Also what the percentage of people moving from iPhone to Android??? Or there is no such surveys???

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 15:42 5

42. ghost__uwi (Posts: 175; Member since: 28 Nov 2011)


i have an 2 android phones but definitely will be going to Apple after.

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 16:01 1

44. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Any reasons?

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 23:18 2

102. mandkeee (Posts: 82; Member since: 27 Feb 2009)


im sure that apple iphone is better....

imessage...free for all IOS user...easy to use

face talk ....free for all IOS user..east to use

UI ......super easy to use....

how about android?
u need download extra application for use free text
you need to download extra application for use face talk...

UI...is hard to use....

if you know about smart phone as well..then maybe android will be easy to use...

but IOS is way much easy to use for people.

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 16:26 6

53. nyuvo (Posts: 72; Member since: 10 May 2012)


Well this survey is bound to be statistically insignificant. If you look at the source, only 521 people of the 7438 people asked responded. If you compare this number to the actual number of activations (a very large number) it is a tiny sample. Also, with a survey like this, in most cases you will only get a certain 'type' of person who is actually bothered to answer the question due to a sampling bias. So they have basically ended up with an extremely small sample size which doesn't represent the true values. As well as this, including android and blackberry in the same percentage value probably suggests that the percentage of android users moving to ios is small and they just want it to look like there are many android users making the change. Well just my thoughts on the whole survey.

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 11:53 1

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


that is true, and these are the type of studies that taco and his band of misfits love.

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 16:34 4

60. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


I just did a survey. 100% of the surveyed people had moved from an iPhone to a Nokia Lumia 900, a Blackberry Torch, or an HTC Sensation.

This just in! 0% of smartphone owners in a recent survey own an iPhone! Repeat, no one owns an iphone!
Survey size for both was 3.

Another survey!
Breaking news! 100% of all phone owners used to own a cell phone, or didn't have one before. Detailed analysis during the 10pm broadcast.

See how pointless these survey results are?

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 18:37

77. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


actually... ur survey contains bias so it is not a correct survey anyways... if it had not contained bias, it still would have a 57.7% margin of error...

if this survey was random, which i think it needs to be in order to be a correct survey, it only had a margin of error of 4%... assuming those 521 people were the only ones with an iphone from the 7348 (random) subjects...

so surveys are extremely effective if they are as close to random as possible.. dont call them pointless!

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 19:09 2

83. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


No, no bias, just a very limited sample size. Must of these surveys that are posted as news also have a limited sample size, and then people will interpret and reference as they see fit. There was no bias in my "survey", but it could be argued the sampled individuals were hand-picked to skew the results in a certain way. Thus there was no bias in the /survey/, just in the sampled audience. It's the same as if a survey were taken at an apple store, or a Microsoft store: the chosen samples can dictate the outcomes and claimed results

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 20:10

89. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


sigh..

what u described as "hand picked" is bias... -- ur entire survey is biased... not biased like fanboyism but mathematically biased...

and this is why surveys are done "randomly" or at least should be.. so there is not bias...

and the sample size was not that small... there was only a 4% margin of error... so at least 34% and at most 42%-- not optimal but gives a nice range

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 17:49 1

116. nyuvo (Posts: 72; Member since: 10 May 2012)


I don't get where you have taken this 4% margin of error figure to give a TRUE percentage of 34 - 42%. Do you know what a confidence interval is? that is the only way you are going to find a range of values where the TRUE percentage will be between.

Besides that margin of error of 4% is bound to be false as the guy who stated it above does not have the data personally. Notice the word "assuming". We can automatically reject what he is saying because he is making assumptions and not basing his findings from actual data.

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 22:00

117. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


uh i just take 1/(n)^(1/2)... where n is the sample size... and if the test is truly random, which it does not specify but i must assume it is to be an accurate survey, then the margin of error is +- the formula above... so therefor between 34 and 42 if randomness is assured...

a confidence interval would be included if the test was not random... but without that info, then i cannot really make the call which one it is

i am not sure where u are referencing "assuming"...

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 13:43 1

2. iphoneisthebest79 (Posts: 70; Member since: 23 May 2012)


and that what we are trying to explain to android's fan,((before you attack an iPhone, just try it)).

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 13:46 13

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


Tried it. Many times. It's always boring. Always.

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 13:56 5

7. iphoneisthebest79 (Posts: 70; Member since: 23 May 2012)


ok, just wana tell u something, for me personally, i had 2 friend they had an iphone before, and they changed one to sony n the other to sg 2, now they had sold their phones and they are waiting to iphone 5, cause they had enough from android.

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 14:05 4

16. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


fandroids will never believe you.. and will cal you a liar.. they cant comprehend how anyone using Android can switch.. there excuse. brainwashed... same excuse since 2007

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 14:25 1

20. iphoneisthebest79 (Posts: 70; Member since: 23 May 2012)


first of all i'm not trying to make you belive me or not cause i don't give a s**t, second thing if you want to stay with a system full of spyware, malware and bugs that's up 2 you and i still give a s**t for that too dumpdroid

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 14:44 5

26. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"... stay with a system full of spyware, malware and bugs..."

So you want to say that there is no spyware and malware for iOS also that iOS doesn't have bugs?

P.S.
Maybe there is malware for Android OS, but OS by it self isn't a malware...

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 14:54 3

29. iphoneisthebest79 (Posts: 70; Member since: 23 May 2012)


i mean ios is more safe than android os.

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 15:05 2

33. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Any proofs?

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 15:23 5

39. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Well, if that were the only reason to pick one over the other, wouldn't Apple be the most popular computer manufacturer right now? Shouldn't Apple have more than 10% of the desktop and laptop computer markets since Mac is so much safer than Windows?

Also, there was a study done a while back and an article written on PA that proved iOS had just as many and in some areas had MORE security issues than Android.

So in the wise words of one of the world's most prolific scholars, Flava Flav... "Don't... Don't believe the... Don't believe the hype!"

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 17:53

64. iphoneisthebest79 (Posts: 70; Member since: 23 May 2012)


Where you have that source????? Where had you find that study??? Prove it or it is just BLAH BLAH BLAH

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 20:08 3

88. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Here is that link you probably though I was making up.  Both OSs have it's own advantages and disadvantages, and I admit iOS did much better in a couple areas.  But the part I like best is where it says "Where Android really has an advantage is in the number of vulnerable points which Symantec says numbers 200 on iOS versus just 18 on Android."

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Study-by-Symantec-says-both-iOS-and-Android-more-secure-than-your-PC_id19943

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 18:15 1

73. iphoneisthebest79 (Posts: 70; Member since: 23 May 2012)


many peoples dont have MAC cause its expensive comparing withe other computers, but ask the peoples who works in photo, voice and movie editing they will tell you one word ..... MAC

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 19:27 4

86. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Of the many acquaintances I have in those fields, none of them use Macs. Some used to, but found the updates tiresome especially when they rendered their multi-thousand dollar software useless; suspicious after numerous severe malware infiltrations in OSX; frustratingly expensive when they'd be required to buy multi-thousand dollar hardware instead of just upgrading outdated components, as well as new peripherals when legacy ports weren't available in the new hardware. In short, it was too expensive and insecure to be justified.
More so, watch the special features about high-quality CG movies and shows. Watch the programmers, sound technicians (Foley artists) and digital artists, and take note of what equipment they're using. Guess what? Only a token number are apples, the norm being high powered HPs, Dells, and similar Windows (and Linux) running devices, with particular peripherals suited to the users' tasks, with programmable and modular keyboards and other input devices. Even Pixar, which Steve jobs helped establish, use a significant number of non-apple computers. Lucasfilm, Dreamworks, Disney, and countless other major studios and players in those industries have switched to (or never used) apples.

In short, you're wrong. You should start thinking differently.

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