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Survey suggests 20% of Android users want to buy the new iPhone

0. phoneArena 05 Sep 2012, 01:15 posted on

A survey of 1,300 people determined that in addition to upgrading to the new iPhone, users want better battery life, faster performance and...

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posted on 05 Sep 2012, 02:31 1

23. voxmarc (Posts: 318; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


20% that's roughly 260 persons..the rest 1,040 are iPhone users who want to switch to Android......not a bad survey after all.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 02:34 3

24. preet27in (banned) (Posts: 173; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


well well..... wow they didnt talk about iphone users..... who wanna switch to android. why? seems its all biased...... where as android has more users than ios. and btw it sucks. i mean ios. lol..... and hey ppl out there u know why apple fanboys r overjeleous? actually ppl who r using android phones like htc or samsung or sony know that in actual android is faster than ios because look... apple have basically only ICONS ON THE SCREEN as applications.and there is no widgets at all and very little customization. so suppose if androids have only application icons on the home screen, then hell yeah iphone sucks. despite of having so much customization and widgets android phones work so good and now wonder where ios stand. I HAVE LITERALLY SEEN that when too many applications r put into an iphone it becomes damn slow even with only application and no wodgets , where as android high end phones hardly get the same feeling. iphone 5.. its gna b the same thing like other ios versions. same old story. look APPLE COULDNT MAKE BIG SCREEN IN DAMN 5 YEARS. can u imagine that. where as android phones r preety much able to do all this in just 2 YEARS. oh and yeah more glitches...... iphones dont have bloody bluetooth... can u imagine that? now IPHONE 5 ? WHO CARES !!!!!

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 02:38 4

26. Raptor9142 (Posts: 41; Member since: 15 Apr 2012)


Survey of 1300 ppl doesnt prove anything

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 03:52 1

44. E.N. (Posts: 2357; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Its a survey. It's not suppose to "prove" anything.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 02:39

28. tmcr7 (Posts: 161; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


Boycott Apple

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 02:40

30. preet27in (banned) (Posts: 173; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


APPLE is takin advantage bu sueing other companies cause they have nothing left to do.. may b they r out of some hard cash .... lol... stupid apple....

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 02:40 2

31. JC557 (Posts: 1150; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


As with most phones being made available on Verizon Wireless I'll give the new iPhone a try. I'll do the same for any WP8 phones that make it to the carrier. Of course there are many upcoming Android devices that will be on my mind as well.

This is the only thing I like about the fall season.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 03:00 3

35. snowgator (Posts: 3277; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Well, when a product comes out only once a year to a year and a half, it gets this type of love. Android gives new choices all year long. Makes sense to see these type of surveys when Apple comes out with something new.

So.... how many actually switch???

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 03:11 1

37. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5926; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


"So.... how many actually switch???"

None because they look at ICS or JB and realize how foolish it would be to step backward in functionality. Plus there is the cost of buying new apps to replace the Android apps.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 05:56

62. snowgator (Posts: 3277; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Kinda was what I was thinking... or at least way fewer than this mythical 20%.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 03:07 1

36. voxmarc (Posts: 318; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


the next survey will go like this.."100% of iPhone 5 users think that the Headset is more like Cat testicle than horse head"

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 03:34

41. zemariaabreusantos (Posts: 6; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


I must admit I'm a bit tired of Galaxy s2 for some reasons, but, on the other hand it's more powerfull and has more capability of delivering a true user esperience. The Iphone is much more blindfolded than any android, but it has timely updates, minor bugs all that..
I'm thinking about it... buying a new iphone

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 03:53

45. 12Danny123 (Posts: 86; Member since: 18 Aug 2012)


In my opinion. I would find it hard for a android person to switch to IOS. because they are going for a OS that has tones of limitations like Expandable memory etc.
in my opinion I would find it much easier for a Android user to switch to wp8 cause it has all of the hardware needs that android has. expandable memory etc. If they go iphone then they are gonna sacrifice the stuff they did on android

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 04:20 3

47. Savage (unregistered)


People buy the iPhone because it gets their basic needs covered- making calls, apps, messaging, camera and all. It's kinda pointless upgrading to a new iPhone every year because its mostly the same as the previous one. People who switch have either used a low-end droid and had bad experience on it or they aren't into too much customization. We can all agree that feature-wise Android pawns iOS but most are unnecessary for the users who need a phone for making calls. Power-users who love options and the customization which android allows them will never, in their right state of mind, switch over to iOS.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 04:31 2

48. Vinayakn73 (Posts: 180; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


if you attach 2 wheels at botton in horizontal postition then it becomes aPPLE bUS.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 04:42

50. tmcr7 (Posts: 161; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


The title of the article is wrong and quite misleading. The respondents who answered the survey are mostly iPhone lovers. Why would you want to buy something you do not know anything about?

Furthermore, they are not representative of the population of cellphone users, including Android, because the method of collecting data is voluntary.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 04:51

52. kombinatonz (Posts: 28; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


Android is a far better operating system. Only advantage iphone has is many more Apps. Thats about it! Trust me Android is not too far away catching up with Apple App Store.
People who decide to leave Android to Iphone, Should ask them selves Why!

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 05:05

54. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Such "pseudo exit" polls are a big BS as 1300 is too small a sample size. It should be 130000 to really make some sense. This is keeping in mind that the survey itself wasn't selectively biased.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 05:13

57. vladd100 (Posts: 56; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)


make it taller,,,i'll buy it !!!!!!.....stupid apple.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 05:28

60. vladd100 (Posts: 56; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)


leaving multitasking, customising, mscard support, high speed processor, to.....another aluminium chocolate bar+20% size offer.......
..get the new icrap and you'll enjoy another bite...
now that's a marketing policy....waaaaahahah

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 06:12

63. Alistaire (Posts: 132; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


From all these survey, I would think that the economy is doing extremely well. Seems like people really have ton of $$$ to keep spending on new devices... but hey, if it's true, all the better...

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 06:12 1

64. shadowcell (Posts: 300; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Has anyone taking the time and consider their reasons for switching is due to their outdated phones? I know individuals who happened to have handsets still running froyo (never received a gingerbread update) Even at that time iOS was considered the fastest and smoothest operating system.

I think it's safe to say 20% of Android smartphone owners haven't experienced the newest jelly bean software but plan on still jumping ship. Which is fine by me, we have established a free enterprise system in the first place.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 06:26

67. ckingt4 (Posts: 26; Member since: 15 May 2012)


That number doesn't really surprise me. If you look at the prepaid sector the vast majority can't afford a 700 dollar iPhone so they get some low end low speced android phone which offers a terrible user experience. So no, really not surprised.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 06:36

68. amiaq (Posts: 497; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


i am truly disgusted with ios

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 07:05 1

70. Raptor9142 (Posts: 41; Member since: 15 Apr 2012)


PLEASE CORRECT THE TITLE NAME: Survey suggests 20% of Old aged Android users want to buy the new iPhone

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 07:24 1

72. infinitemethod (Posts: 139; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


They should do a survey to ask people why they're upgrading. Do these people even realize that making the screen longer but not adding to the width doesn't do anything for the screen. It adds another row of icons, but it also takes away from one major selling point, too. Since one hand operation is huge for Apple user, how do these people expect to grab the notifications bar at the top?

What has honestly changed besides a couple nothing things in iOS? I've never personally liked the jagged edge antenna design of the iphone and the leaks of this one leave much desired, but seriously, what's the point to upgrade?

You cant really improve on performance with new hardware when you have a start menu ui. Theres nothing to process. All apps with run the same on iPhone 4, iPhone 4s and the new one.

I was really hoping for Apple to actually come out with something decent. Something to keep them in the game. They'll never increase their market share releasing stuff like this. The 4S was laughable, this is something entirely different.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 07:46 1

73. tbar (Posts: 34; Member since: 18 Jan 2010)


I don't get that. Nobody has even seen the phone. How can you tell if it something you would want??? On the other hand, it may be in response to the horrible support android users get in regards to updates. I personally don't like Apple products, but they do have the update process down. It is completely painless to users and it happens relatively quickly after updates are announced. Listen up Google, Samsung: if you want to continue to extend your lead, fix that. If you don't you are going to lose ground.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 08:14 1

74. glenwf (Posts: 11; Member since: 14 Jun 2012)


Three things:
1. my bet would be the 25% of people looking to leave android are the people running low end devices, Vortex, Devour, Continuum, etc... Can you blame them for wanting to switch? Manufacturers need to stop releasing bottom basement devices if they want brand loyalty

2. Apple owners don't switch: Once you're in, you're in, like the mob. try getting yourself out of the apple eco system after 2 years. most people don't have the tech knowledge or patience to bother

3. An open poll on a website with only 1300 respondents? i could get a better survey sample at the mall this weekend....

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 08:42

77. infinitemethod (Posts: 139; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


Some people don't want to spend the money to upgrade or are off contract, but I do agree with you that that is most likely where the 25% is coming from. Options are nice though, but if those 25% had Jelly Bean like I do, I highly doubt they'd switch.

Also agree with you there. Only way to convert them is if they use Jelly Bean. I honestly think it's that good.

Hahaha! Awesome comment on #3.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 08:23 1

75. kingstandup (Posts: 30; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace, which I'm perfectly happy with. If I did feel the need to upgrade from that device, I'm probably go with the Samsung Galaxy SIII or possibly even the Samsung Galaxy Note II. I'm sure I will probably get a few "thumbs down" for this comment, but I'm simply sharing my preference and not attempting to bash iPhone lovers.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 08:42

78. ogtomasx (Posts: 43; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)


Lol.......Apple = Garbage only scrubs buy that crap.......

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 08:45

79. fwinst (Posts: 64; Member since: 08 May 2010)


Sorry, but the picture they used for this article does not make the new iPhone look very appealing. I know it's just a guess at what the phone will look like. However, if this turns out to be a valid representation.....umm...ugly, and poorly proportioned.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 09:40

80. ibap (Posts: 706; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)


Any clue as to how they sampled? Without that info, the information is worthless.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 10:19

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


The survey is actually for the iPhone... If there's another survey around for the Note 2, I'm sure the numbers will look equally good if not better.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 10:38

82. carlos5593 (Posts: 22; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


Phonearena. Don't forget to say in the us because I'm pretty sure that the survey was not globally. 20% of Android globally would be almost 200 million devices and that is just not possible.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 11:19

101. ibap (Posts: 706; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)


Let's not forget that there are a lot of unsophisticated phone users that think "iPhone" means "smartphone".

Remember Thermos? Band-Aid?

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