Apple iPhone 5 on the buy list for 41% of North American cell phone users

A study done by mobile ad firm InMobi shows that 41% of mobile users in North America plan on purchasing the upcoming Apple iPhone 5 and half will buy it within the first 6 months of its release; if the iPhone 5 can achieve those sales numbers, its share of the U.S. smartphone market will rise to 41% from 27%...
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122 Comments

88. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

u cant even count your own words.. thats 6 words, not 3.

75. DROIDX0430

Posts: 469; Member since: Nov 24, 2010

41%.. i can believe because the survey was probably taken in front of an Apple store. Those are the fools who have been stuck with the iphone 4 since June 2010 (except VW customers) and are due for an upgrade---so I can believe it. No one has ever asked me to participate in a survey....

76. DROIDX0430

Posts: 469; Member since: Nov 24, 2010

let's see Apple uses Samsung, LG, texas instruments and everybody elses components--accept Apple on all of their inside components--then sues them all saying they stole their idea......wait for the lines and camping out in front of apple stores, not paying rent or mortgage for the month, car payment, etc. just to be the first to get a iphone at retail or contract price.

83. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

let me put it in simple terms.. fandroid in denail.... lets pretend you are an educated man and have a very profitable business.... and your maid steals your secret and opens a business... and steals some of your business... how will that make you feel... dont answer.... just grab your phone.. restarted first so it wont force close... open GPS... look for the nearest... Android store... download the following app.... wait nevermind... Android has the free knock off.... hmmm it wil force close...hmmmm well... just walk to the nearest Android store... and get Android device with ICS..wait... is not out yet... Gingerbread?.. well is only on 30% of devices... dammmm well nevermind... at least you can be on 4g for max 30 minutes as your device will drain the battery... purpose of this story... brought to you by Apple inc..... is to teach you that the world is simplier.... in the iworld.. population.. everyone.....

77. DROIDX0430

Posts: 469; Member since: Nov 24, 2010

lol to the iphone 4s, 5, 6,7, or 4GS or whatever name Apple comes up with.....still want be able to compete with any dual core, LTE, gorilla glass, 1gb ram, 32gb storage capacity, qhd or amoled display,,,4.3 enabled Android device.......

78. DROIDX0430

Posts: 469; Member since: Nov 24, 2010

DROID DOES!

81. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

is this a troll account? You literally used every single stereotypical fandroid argument and ended it with DROID DOES. It almost seems like someone trying to make fun of android arguments

82. Tmachaveli

Posts: 425; Member since: Apr 01, 2011

amen to that ..preach bro

84. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

PA if this survey is incorrect please update it if not fandroid bots shut up because most android users want iPhones. TRUTH HURTS LOL

90. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

We'll see what the truth is over the next couple of iPhone generations.

92. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

We sure will. If iPhone is on all major carriers we will really know then which one users prefer in mass. It will then be 1 or 2 iPhone on all carriers against an army of android phones.

100. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

You do realize, Taco, that even if the iPhone takes a majority stake in market share, people will still buy Android in great numbers. If this weren't the case, then Android would've pancaked just like WebOS. But even with the iPhone 4 on the two top carriers in the U.S., Android's market share has yet to drop, and has in fact increased. So Apple will get its billions. But Android will continue to go strong too. This is what you, and Apple, fail to understand: with 300 million people in the U.S. alone, there is ENOUGH ROOM IN THE MARKET FOR MULTIPLE COMPANIES. Apple doesn't need to fail just for Android to keep on succeeding. Can you please understand this concept? This isn't a war. It's an economy.

101. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

I don't disagree with that. Apple and android will continue to do well. I would love to see android lose market share mostly to watch all the upset fandroids bitching on PA.

102. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

it wont ever happen, but hey, you can dream. there has never been a case were closed and controlled has beat open and innovative. they are different approaches to the same thing, but its not possible for apple's closed approach to stay #1 in market. The ability of android to be pliable and to be on anything dictates that.

103. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

iPods have 70% of the market and iPads have abou 80% - 90%

106. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

You do realize that by your definition that makes you the same kind of troll you accuse me of being, right?

107. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

No I don't what kind of troll does that make me?

111. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

The kind of troll who (ostensibly) believes what he or she says yet enjoys others' reactions to his or her views. You have accused me of trolling multiple times using these criteria.

112. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

I have already said this. The difference between us is that I know when I'm trolling and you don't. You're too dense.

122. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

PhoneArena is not going to update their article because it is not their survey. John B.

85. DROIDX0430

Posts: 469; Member since: Nov 24, 2010

I don't get it..Why is this new iphone5 going to have the same operating system as the iphone4....at least the androids coming out give you a dose of the newest operating system....the new iphone5 is gonna come with last June 2010's operating system. on top of some tweeked specs.....but no LTE probably, probably no dual core, probably no gorilla glass-same old fragile glass on back and front of phone (which is why 90% of the iphones i see have that large otterbox assembled around it for protection...), not flash capable, no removable battery---Apple doesn't want you to look inside---and see all of the Samsung and LG components---and say wow!!! I should have got a GSII

91. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

It's coming with iOS 5 and updated hardware just like new android models. Why are you so angry that android users want to switch to iOS?

127. iosmaster

Posts: 115; Member since: Jul 06, 2011

Mmmm well iPhone does have gorilla glass, and will have dual core, now day there almost no web page an iOS device can't run either it transfer u to a html5 page or there's an app with is better than the web, stop calling the battery sh@;&:$t android suck at battery life iPhone does not, what kind of moron changes it's battery, just weird people, my bro has an SGS2 and the only good thing it's the screen the rest just sucks

86. Tmachaveli

Posts: 425; Member since: Apr 01, 2011

You must be talking about your boy foghorn leghorn

96. Habib

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

where was i when they took the survey, or i think what they should do is, do the survey of sales representatives and ask them what the customers want. They get the highest customers demands per day .. instead of goin and asking coupla thousand ppl. and why did this survey related android and blackberry to the count? why not mention basic (feature) phone users instead of those two? I dont get it

97. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Already have a phone that's not iPhone related

105. NVPMOTHAF

Posts: 78; Member since: Sep 28, 2011

No one Android phone will ever beat the sales of Iphone for a long shot. Maybe if you combined like 5 or 6 android phone sales together it might. IDK...just a thought. Besides I've already talked to over 100 customers in the past two weeks that have wanted to change from an android to the iphone 5 if it comes out and more than 75% of them wouldn't care if it's the 5 or 4s. We'll just wait and see. The one good thing about the iphone over the android is that the iphone doesnt have many DOA devices shipped and I get at least 5 customers a week that have that issue with Androids! Gotta love google!

113. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Watch out bro I know you're telling the truth, but you'll be swarmed by little green droidbots

114. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

Hahahaha, look at all the android fanboys trying their darnest to contest this survey, hahahaha.

115. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Doesn't take much effort at all, especially when BGR got its numbers backward between Android and Blackberry users.
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