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Who's buying the iPhone 5?

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Who's buying the iPhone 5?
We are very, very near to Apple's iPhone 5 introduction event, scheduled to take place tomorrow, October 4, so while we're all deep in our thoughts about what will the next iPhone actually be like, how about spending a minute here to vote in our poll below.

In this one, we'd like to see who's thinking of buying the iPhone 5. Are most of those, who are firmly decided to get Apple's upcoming flagship, old iPhone 3GS or 4 users, or we'll actually see a number of Android customers express their intentions of jumping ship for the iPhone 5? Don't worry, fellas, our poll is completely anonymous, so your current iPhone/Android brethren will never know about it, and wouldn't want to exile you from your geeky guild.

Here's the thing: due to the really great number of rumors and speculations around the iPhone 5, and/or iPhone 4S, a lot of users have already formed some expectations about what the next iPhone will offer. Naturally, we expect most of you to vote, based on these exact expectations you have now. But, once the announcement passes and the dust settles, we'll ask you the same question once again, in order to see how (or if) your intentions have changed, after seeing what the real thing will be. In a way, we'll observe to what extent your expectations have been fulfilled. Interested to participate? Go ahead, let the voting begin!

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Who's buying to the iPhone 5?
18.16%
601 votes
(601 votes) I'm an old iPhone user and plan to buy the iPhone 5.
19.15%
634 votes
(634 votes) I'm an Android user and plan to buy the iPhone 5.
12.54%
415 votes
(415 votes) I'm neither an iPhone, nor Android user, but plan to buy the iPhone 5.
50.15%
1660 votes
(1660 votes) I do not plan to buy the iPhone 5 for now.

3310 votes


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posted on 03 Oct 2011, 04:57 17

1. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 803; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


4th Option. . .

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 06:33 4

20. oddmanout (Posts: 435; Member since: 22 May 2009)


Yeah, I'm gonna wait to see how the Prime compares to Apple's new flagship. The anticipation for ICS is almost killing me. Only time will tell.

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 07:11 5

25. Simba501 (Posts: 27; Member since: 06 Jul 2011)


The Prime will be a monster and destroy everything, regardless of OS.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 01:30

69. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 803; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


Yep, better to wait, since the prime is just around the corner. . .

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 08:11 14

32. paynekiller (Posts: 139; Member since: 24 May 2010)


What a funny poll. Basically ALL options state you may be buying the iPhone. Notice option 4 says "for now"... how about "never"?

What kind of poll is this iPhoneArena basically everyone that participates leads to the same answer, you'll get an iPhone 5 eventually. For that reason I didn't vote cause this is a trick.

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 12:07 4

51. aar0983 (Posts: 51; Member since: 26 Sep 2011)


Ray S is the biggest fanboy in PA, therefore it's obvious that all choices will lead you to buy an iphone that's playing catch up to the rest of the high end smartphones

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 10:50 7

43. jogutier (Posts: 324; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


OPTION 4. I don't like to buy old technology. LOL! CRAPPLE!!!

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 01:37

70. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 803; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


For now I wont buy it, but when time comes and it is already priced at a staggering $1 a piece I'm gonna buy it hands down. . .

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 05:12 5

2. pongkie (Posts: 503; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


option 4 too I want to see it first and not base my purchase on a hype

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 05:13 8

3. nyamo (Posts: 274; Member since: 19 Mar 2011)


just bought the SGSII yesterday, could never be happier. had the ip4 and the glass on glass body always seemed to fragile

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 05:24

4. YerrY (unregistered)


I'm using my nokia E63, I think iPhone 5 's amazing but now i don't need to buy it, in my country(I live in Viet Nam), when the new phone is launched and Apple does'nt have buy it in VIet Nam, a bit of people buy iPhone in other country and take it to Viet Nam by plane without any tax, and they will sell it with a double price.

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 05:24 1

5. karanstyle (Posts: 188; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


I'm real satisfied with my Xperia Neo!
But Google Maps are bloody DUMB n DEAF
Atleast NOKIA used to speak turn by turn!!

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 05:25 2

6. scnix (Posts: 41; Member since: 01 Jul 2010)


No Thanks. Love my Desire Z too much :D

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 05:26 3

7. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1947; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Ehh. Kept my thrill :)

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 05:30 9

8. fatexo (Posts: 95; Member since: 21 May 2010)


4th option for me too.. but i wanted a option saying something like "i am a Android user and will never buy a iPhone" or "Android forever" :D

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 07:13 7

26. Simba501 (Posts: 27; Member since: 06 Jul 2011)


I still don't understand what it is about iPhones. They're so limited. With iOS 5, they're just moving in the direction of implementing Android-like features.

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 05:38 5

9. What a scam poll (unregistered)


They tucked the "for now" at the end of the last option to make it sound like you might buy it in the future.

A. Yes, I think Phone Arena's poll sucked.
B. No, I don't think it was very good.
C. The poll needs some serious work to make more sense
D. Polls with limited options don't tell very much.

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 05:39 5

10. Sam (unregistered)


JUST a phone... nothing will change in ur life with an I phone..

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 05:44 3

11. Yphone (unregistered)


Taco and Gallito and other iphone fans........This is a classified and inside information..
On Oct 4th Apple will first launch the ios 5 and with it the apple iphone 4S......And as the day will progress and other apple produts like 5th gen ipods will be announced and then all of a sudden the screen will go blank and This message will appear
"One more thing"
And then Steve Jobs or Tim Cook will emerge and will say "Lets Talk Iphone"
And there they will announce the iphone 5 with out of the world features and looks.

Trust me iphone 5 will blow away everyone's mind.....even android fans will fall and praise it.....
Samsung galaxy s2 meet your daddy on 4th.......

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 07:08 13

24. remixfa (Posts: 13930; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


yea, with such "new" features as a pull down android notification window, android voice controls, android weather "widgets", and all sorts of other android features that were put on display in that "iOS5 features" article here on PA, we android users WILL be blown away..

with laughter about all the iOS5 copying.

So many apple users say they dont like android but they are waiting with baited breath for android features on their iphone. sounds like there are a lot of closet green guy fans.
Your getting iOS-droid 2.0, were getting facial recognition and a total revamp of software with industry first features in ICS. Have fun with that.

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 05:53 1

13. jaafar (unregistered)


Lg optimus one android user
hardcore android user

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 05:54 7

14. Me (unregistered)


5th Option...wait for my Ice Cream Sandwich

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 06:08 6

15. bossmt_2 (Posts: 435; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)


iOS 5, it's alot like Android 2.0. Seriously though, it's a good thing these improvements are getting out there, I like that every phone is getting better, makes for a better market. I'd hate to see the smartphone industry go the way of say videogame football.

As far as the poll goes, I'm probably never getting an iOS device. Simply cause it's not for me, I've used them, they're great devices, but it doesn't fit what I want. I have the X and 4.3 inch screen is absolutely perfect for me. Maybe if the iPhone gets bigger or releases a bigger model I'd consider it but only consider, I don't need new phones all the time so the once every year or 2 is fine by me,

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 06:11 2

16. Android Fan (unregistered)


I'll never buy that, stupid phone.google Nexus prime is better than this

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 06:14 2

17. Android Fan (unregistered)


Yphone, nothing is going to blow away when that stupid phone releases. Buying iphone is just wasting for money.and its never mach to S Galaxy S2

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 06:24 3

18. ecml490 (unregistered)


No matter what choice you make on this poll you'll still end up saying that you are going to buy the iPhone 5 because PhoneArena would make the last option "I do no plan to buy the iPhone 5 for now." Which means you won't buy it for now but you will later on...

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 08:28 3

33. remixfa (Posts: 13930; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


astute catch. they really need a "i would never buy an iphone" option.

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 06:26 1

19. RockyJ (unregistered)


5th option...No need for iPhone, I'll just wait for Nokia smartphone with 1Ghz processor, 5 megapixel and up camera with autofocus lens...that's it!!!

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 06:33 3

21. Smg-Uk (unregistered)


I'm a WP7.5 User and Plan to Upgrade to a New WP in January.

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 06:39 1

22. bling bling (unregistered)


i have htc sensation , but im looking forward to nokia wp7.5 phone

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 06:40 1

23. rich7sena (unregistered)


I am a current Android user and I AM planning to but an Iphone 5.

I currently own a Motorola Atrix because I wanted to try out Android and see if it was something I liked. I liked the how notifications worked and that flash worked on the internet browser but the software became buggy and battery management is inferior to iOs (despite a 1900+ mA battery). While I owned an Iphone I found that the ecosystem is more consistent, the interface is cleaner, and battery management is superior.

I, personally, can't wait for the Iphone 5 to drop this month.

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 07:17 3

27. rıt (unregistered)


waiting for prime :D

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 07:18

28. Eye (unregistered)


SGSII is the only smartphone that made apple to think of its competitor. I am just waiting for 4th October,the next release from Apple. Hats-off to the I-phone and Samsung Device Design Engineers that make us all to post a comment!

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 07:22 2

29. Cyd07 (Posts: 83; Member since: 03 Oct 2011)


Yphone you are an integrist. Do something for your mind. I have hardly ever seen a religious people be crazy like that, even speaking about god.

"Trust me iphone 5 will blow away everyone's mind.....even android fans will fall and praise it.....".
If I can, I will probably buy a nexus prime...does it mean I should pray Google and share the good words of Android, or does it just mean I want a smartphone because I'm a little geeky and I will purchase the phone I want, the phone that do what I want and...that's all.


Sincerely, kids, go out and get a life.

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 07:39 1

30. Luuthian (Posts: 217; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


I'm not excited for it or anything. I was considering switching to a Galaxy SII, but 'm perfectly happy with my Samsung Focus since Windows Phone 7.5 launched.

IMO the biggest competition Apple faces is from itself: Millions of people already own iPhone 4's. Are they really going to feel like upgrading one year later?

In a different world, the Galaxy SII would have turned people away from the iPhone in droves, but no one can seem to crack the shell that Apple has developed with its sleek marketing campaigns and simple to use software. But in turn, that also means people have large expectations for Apple... I expect the result of tomorrow's conference will rest on the shoulders of those expectations, as well as Apple's ability to convince current iPhone owners that they really need this new phone.

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 08:05

31. Stayfly24 (unregistered)


I'm deffinitly picking up the iphone 5! I work at an AT&T corporate store, the busiest in my city and let me tell ya only 2 people asked about and bought that SGSII, it's just a another infuse with smaller screen and dual core processor. Feel sorry for those who bought it thinking it's gonna be the hottest device, pffft yea right. But hey enjoy, ip5 and ios5 is way better than any other OS. You say oh it's the same as android but what you don't realize is it does what android does So much Better, so much smoother. Who wants a OS that's on a thousand different models?? That's why android is so buggy/force closes/bad battery life/ the list goes on. Can't wait till tomarrow.

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 08:59 1

34. henrickrw (Posts: 407; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


4th option

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 08:59

35. henrickrw (Posts: 407; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


I´m happy with my cheap plastic GS2

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 09:18 2

36. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)


im happy and content with my Optimus 3D (: no need for the iPhone 5 or any iPhones. Never got one, never will

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 09:35 3

37. androidsbiggestfan (Posts: 76; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)


The IPhone 5 probably still won't have flash capabilities!

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 09:36 1

38. Penny (Posts: 1192; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


The one thing I know for certain is that my sister will regret getting the iPhone 4 in July...

I have no desire to go for iOS myself. I am happy for iOS users that they are getting some new features, but in all honesty, from what I have seen so far, iOS 5 does not have something that really makes the OS special in any way.

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 09:42 1

39. abcd123 (Posts: 3; Member since: 03 Oct 2011)


i really think that buying an iphone is just a waste of money rather than that go for an android phone which will give you more features compared to an iphone at a resonable cost

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 09:59 2

40. slaggyb (unregistered)


@paynekiller ur damn funny and am not voting either....option 4 would haver been ok if 'NEVER' was used instead of 'FOR NOW'......

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 10:15 1

41. dara (unregistered)


my xperia arc costs less than half than this thing will, and I wouldn't take iPhone 5 over it..seriously.
to me, android has no alternative.

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 10:19 1

42. oooh (unregistered)


What is iPhone?

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 11:01 1

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


Well we know 52% of android users will be buying the new iPhone.

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 11:42 1

47. remixfa (Posts: 13930; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


can you quote and link your source? you cant, because ur full of crap.

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 12:00 1

50. Synack (Posts: 666; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


It's a joke, Not even 52% of current iPhone users will make the upgrade because that will be a lot of people paying full retail for it and most people aren't rich enough to shell out >$600 at any given moment for a phone.

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 13:09

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


I've posted it several times already

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 14:56

58. Sniggly (Posts: 7113; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


We already covered that BGR screwed up its numbers. It was actually 52 percent of Blackberry users who were jockeying to get the iPhone (if it's a SIGNIFICANT UPGRADE from the iPhone 4) and 27 percent of Android users (UNDER THE SAME CONDITION).

http://www.inmobi.com/press-releases/2011/09/28/inmobi-smartphone-study-reveals-41-of-mobile-users-to-buy-apple-iphone-5/

Here's the ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE from InMobi, the company which published the study you're quoting. It quite clearly states both in the paragraphs AND IN THE CHART that the numbers are 52% of Blackberry users, 27% of Android users, and 51% of iPhone users, IF it's an iPhone 5 instead of a 4S. However, if the next iPhone IS only a minor upgrade, the numbers drop to 28, 11 and 11, respectively.

Go ahead and accuse me of making up numbers or twisting facts. You'll only look like a bigger fool because I'm quoting the original source verbatim.

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 20:59

64. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)


Clearly someone gmt read the polls correctly and where is ur proof that 52% of android users will get an iphone?

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 13:15

73. Galaxys2...R (Posts: 46; Member since: 04 Oct 2011)


The new Iphone 5 turns out to be i poor 4 s**te. I mean a whole year and all they added was dual core and 8mp with 1080p.

For those that said the Galaxy S2 has met its match i feel sorry for you, if these are the kind of specs you think can beat the galaxy s 2.

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 11:17 1

45. i dont like restricted iphone (unregistered)


The poll seems to be Iphone's side

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 11:22 1

46. droidguy2323 (Posts: 55; Member since: 23 Sep 2011)


I'm going to sell my iphone 4 so i could sell it for a 5

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 11:44 1

48. Scott H (unregistered)


It's a trick question - no one is buying an iPhone 5 unless they wait until 2012.

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 11:59 1

49. Synack (Posts: 666; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


Nooooooooo thank you. I don't like restrictions on how I use my phone. I like to be able to have my custom lockscreens with cool messages like "Go team!" and my dropdown window say "f**k Verizon lolol". :D

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 12:12 2

52. vishu9 (Posts: 251; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)


WOW..blown away by the poll results..showing that more than 50% of voters dont want the iPhone for now - though i'm sure 99.99% of them wanted to say NEVER - shows how crappy the big Crapple is. Android (my SGS2) and Symbian (N8 with Belle - best cam-phone ever) FTW!

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 12:22 1

53. thinkinginbothshoes (unregistered)


I have a evo3d...and I love it this iphone 5 i gotta see it first. I want a new phone just because by the end of the year and it will have to be the prime or the 5...my keys are the phone being sexy having its on interface and is "new" not some type of product penatration. And I really just need something to distract me to my boys HTC make a ICS device they know phones!

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 12:49 2

54. rathdrum77 (Posts: 25; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)


Never, ever.

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 13:47 1

56. DownSouthLivin (Posts: 4; Member since: 02 Oct 2011)


How about an option that doesn't involve me buying an iPhone at all? I'm not anti-iPhone but I am pro Android and don't see me changing teams. So how about you *update* your poll and give people with NO intentions of buying the iPhone an option to chime in.

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