BlackBerry users more likely to switch to the Apple iPhone 6

BlackBerry users more likely to switch to the Apple iPhone 6
Online research firm Survata completed a survey of 889 people, and discovered that 6% of BlackBerry users are "very likely" to switch to the Apple iPhone 6. For Android users, 5% believe that they will end up purchasing the iPhone 6. Only 3% of Windows Phone users said that they were likely to switch. The survey took place between September 2nd and September 4th.

Not surprisingly, 36% of Apple iPhone 5 owners expect to buy the iPhone 6. Many who purchased the iPhone 5, will soon have their two-year contract expire. That will leave them with an upgrade to use toward purchasing the new handset at a subsidized price. Those with the newer Apple iPhone 5s (18%) and Apple iPhone 5c (15%) are also desirous of the larger-screened version of their phone.

In noting that only 5% of Android users surveyed said that they were likely to switch to the iPhone 6, Survata said that the features expected to appear on the next iteration of Apple's smartphone, a 4.7 inch screen with a 417ppi pixel density, and NFC connectivity, have long been available on Android handsets.

Considering that the Apple iPhone 6 has yet to be introduced, those responding to the survey had to base their answers on speculation and rumors. These numbers could be different after Tuesday, once the Apple iPhone 6 is unveiled.


source:  CNET

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67 Comments

1. Mxyzptlk unregistered

And the SS BlackBerry ship continues to sink.

4. cncrim

Posts: 1590; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

That is happen to not change, she was on top of the world but change has come but she is stubborn insist not change.

5. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

You can't possibly believe that this equates to all BlackBerry users right? You can't be that simple minded, can you?

35. naittosan

Posts: 243; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

I would think the % of bb users will be much higher

50. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

How many BlackBerry users remain?? BB market share is less than 0.6%. Does this really matter to make big news for the new iPhone??. However, BB10 is a very good OS.

54. meanestgenius

Posts: 22522; Member since: May 28, 2014

BlackBerry has a very large installed base, most on BBOS7 handsets. This will change with the coming of the Passport and the Classic.

59. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

Millions. There are millions of BlackBerry users. May not be as much as Android or iOS, but it's still in the millions.

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 22522; Member since: May 28, 2014

And the BS Mxyzptlk continues to troll.

12. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

At least your personal documents are safe.

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 22522; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lmao! Indeed!

55. Mxyzptlk unregistered

There'd be nothing to steal.

62. meanestgenius

Posts: 22522; Member since: May 28, 2014

Your comment still doesn't justify Apple's lack of security.

14. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Hey Mxyzptlk, "All your iCloud pictures are belong to us." :P

37. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2488; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I doubt that a survey of 889 people is really an accurate indicator of anything. That survey amount is so low it wouldn't even be published in any reputable magazine. That 6% equates to 53 people. Also, can I just point out how funny it is that PhoneArena flips the source article around with their choice of title. If you look at the CNET source it says: "Only 5 percent of Android users will switch to iPhone 6, says survey. A survey insists that only a small proportion of Android users will switch to Apple's new phone. But could that change when they actually see the iPhone 6?" Whereas PA is reporting it as "Blackberry users more likely to switch to Apple iPhone 6". Note how CNET uses the word "small proportion" whereas PA is making it sound as though 6% is 60%. Also, where did you get that graph from? It's NOWHERE to be found in the source article. It looks as though you created it to emphasize your point because to someone who is just looking at it quickly it seems as though the number of users wanting to switch from Blackberry and Android is very high when in reality it's a very low amount. I'm sorry but that's just poor journalism and one that favors sensationalism over facts. Stop trying to flip around source articles to pander to your agenda and just report the facts for what they are.

56. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

i'm still laughing at how stupid that graph looks. why not put '100' at the top of the graph like anyone in their right mind would? oh yeah, that way the numbers wouldn't look so big. This site is getting worse by the minute.

57. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

i'm referring to the y-axis, why can't you edit your damn posts on the site as well, PA?

61. VLaRueC

Posts: 189; Member since: Dec 18, 2012

Welcome to a post by Alan F. Apple fan through-in-through and I usually avoid his articles. I was bored and figured I'd burn some time. I regret it now...

2. HASHTAG unregistered

With a very small sample, why even bother publishing this article? It's not even credible!

18. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Please, that is the data's saving grace. It is also an internet survey conducted in a very unique manner. You see, when a user clicks on a dodgy site and that site then asks you to do a survey to unlock the more advanced features of that site, this is one of the surveys that pops up. That is why it being a small sample size is actually a plus for this survey, in reference to its other aspects.

19. meanestgenius

Posts: 22522; Member since: May 28, 2014

Yeah, but this in NO WAY speaks for even a 5th of BlackBerry users.

28. HASHTAG unregistered

Finalflash, you just made a key point to why this is even more of a bogus survey. "You see, when a user clicks on a dodgy site and that site then asks you to do a survey to unlock the more advanced features of that site, this is one of the surveys that pops up. That is why it being a small sample size is actually a plus for this survey, in reference to its other aspects." If this was the point, exactly! The person is likely not going to even read the question and simply answer the question so that they can unlock the feature. In other words, making this survey even more inaccurate than it already is. So, how is this a plus for the survey? And like meanestgenius said, this doesn't even speak of a 5th a Blackberry owners, more like only 1% of them.

46. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

It is about the newest iToy, and it is about users of other platforms allegedly being willing to switch to the newest iToy. Ergo, it generates eyeball metrics. PA is all about getting their eyeball metrics up, and these kind of articles boost the eyeball metrics, so expect more of the same.

3. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

Please explain how in a survey constituting of only 889 people, that this has any actual merit? If it's only 6% of those surveyed, how does this equate to "BlackBerry users likely to switch to iPhone 6"? Shouldn't it also read then that Android users are more likely to switch to iPhone 6 as well? A more accurate, non click bait title would read: "6% of BlackBerry users in this survey more likely to switch to iPhone 6". Let's try not to be so biased PA.

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 22522; Member since: May 28, 2014

So this was a survey done of 889 people and of that 889, 6% said they were likely to switch from BlackBerry to iPhone, and Phonearena prints this as "credible news" with the clique bait /trolling title of "BlackBerry users more likely to switch to iPhone 6"? Are you that desperate for tech news that you would print this GARBAGE, PA?...and of course it would be Alan F. to type up this flame war-inciting article. Then, once the flame war commences, PA mods will delete all comments and issue warnings or "limit" users, when it was PA themselves that started the whole thing in the first place. When it comes to BlackBerry, PA is TOTALLY BIASED against them. Whatever happened to journalistic integrity and ethics? Smh...

9. f35hunter

Posts: 241; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

Shameful campaign from PA to advertise the iphone6 and biased other OEM's. PA can advertise for phone makers but not try to give biased reviews about others in dirty way bcuz alot of people trust this site and may be believe. everything came from it.

32. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Don't be surprised. this is "Iphoneanrena".

8. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

I think less than 1000 is too small a sample size to extrapolate any conclusions. However, I've been using WP for at least two years now and I like it so much that I wouldn't go back to Android. To the point that if Microsoft shoots itself in the foot with WP that I would choose jolla, bb10 or even IOS before going Android. Dalvik needs to die.

10. hossamaltarawneh

Posts: 36; Member since: Oct 18, 2013

6% BlackBerry users would like to switch to iphone 6? Hmm if they were BBOS users of course they would (no apps) . But if they were BB10 (maybe 1~2 %) they would switch because they want full touch screen Which blackberry had no future plans to introduce one all they got is the z10 and z30 also z3 and those device pretty much old and they want to update for a 2014-15 flagship but blackberry doesn't offer it. The classic and the passport all have keyboards but no new all touch flagship. PA you're so biased "pple iPhone 6 BlackBerry users more likely to switch to the Apple iPhone 6". 6% isn't the majority of "blackberry users"

13. meanestgenius

Posts: 22522; Member since: May 28, 2014

I think I can honestly speak for all BB10 users when I say that NONE of them would switch to an iPhone. We would go Android or WP before iPhone.

33. hossamaltarawneh

Posts: 36; Member since: Oct 18, 2013

I agree.

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