Demand for the Apple iPhone 5 is down, but handset still rules
While the pattern is similar for Korean based manufacturer Samsung, the latter is seeing demand for its latest flagship model return to fresh highs much quicker than Apple. For example, while it normally takes 4 to 5 months for demand to start building up for the Apple iPhone after the launch of the latest model, Samsung saw demand for the Samsung Galaxy S III soar to new highs just one month after dropping. This would seem to mean that Apple iPhone buyers go with the crowd more than those buying Samsung's flagship model.
And lastly, some good news for Windows Phone 8 users. The latest ChangeWave survey found 54% of those using a device powered by Microsoft's mobile OS to be "Very Satisfied." That compares with 48% of Android users who would say that about Google's open source OS. The leader was iOS with 71% of its users characterizing themselves as "Very Satisfied."