RBC survey shows 27% of Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus buyers are coming from an Android phone

A survey of 6000 consumers taken by brokerage house RBC Capital Markets, discovered that there will be strong demand for the Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus. No, the report was not penned by Captain Obvious. As far as the iPhone 6 is concerned, the survey shows consumers split down the middle when it comes to deciding between the 4.7 inch Apple iPhone 6 and the 5.5 inch Apple iPhone 6 Plus...
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1. kick413

Posts: 162; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

0_0 wow. 27%

6. sgodsell

Posts: 7384; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

So this is one tiny test from the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC). As if what ever they said will ever count. Only 11% plan to buy an iPhone 6 of 6000 people. So this is reflecting the real world.

22. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

11% want to buy apple watch, r u blind? read the article and make comments....

29. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

He/she's funny right.

30. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Your blind, LoL! Lmao, iDroid.

56. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Whatever is it, it making Apple rich, fans and stock owners poorer. iPhone is easily x5 the price of a mid end Android phone. I will still take the mid end Android phone all things concerned.

14. slh163

Posts: 140; Member since: May 19, 2014

and what about vice versa

37. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009


40. engineer-1701d unregistered

i really dont think thats true i think someone got paid to make that up to make the other side say huummmm should i think about looking at one also

2. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

(-_-) Ohh man!!! 6000 people...

7. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Assuming a diversified sample, 6000 people should be plenty to receive accurate data.

11. sgodsell

Posts: 7384; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

That is the total number of people surveyed. Out of those 6000 people, only 11% plan to buy an iPhone 6 or 6 plus. So it kind of mimics the real world sales last quarter. Last quarter 35 million iPhones sold vs 255 million Androids.

17. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

You're so eager to start arguments, you didn't even read the article thoroughly. Only 11% confirmed they would buy an apple watch, not iPhone

32. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

What are you talking about. 11% want to buy an Apple Watch and NOT the iPhone 6 or 6+. Lmao, iDroid.

52. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

I'm sorry, you really need to read the article better. That 11% was about the Apple Watch. It was 27% who said that they'd buy the iPhone. Lastly, android is made bu hundreds of different vendors, versus iPhones made by one vendor, so that's not a fair comparison.

57. willytbk

Posts: 252; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

I think he is so mad reading the title then he immediately skip reading the content. No need to argue over here regarding to the validy, volume samples, etc. just look at the sales volume later. Let's skip the debate. Congrats Australian who now can buy iPhones 6 and 6+ !

3. GoBears

Posts: 456; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Good riddance.

4. reyenrique

Posts: 99; Member since: Oct 07, 2012

not me l will stay wiz my phone S5

5. mamadathu

Posts: 48; Member since: Mar 01, 2014

paid survey

8. Tziggy14

Posts: 624; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

Let's do the math. 150 million iphones will be sold by the end of the year. 27% of 150,000,000 is 40.5 million users coming from Android. Now let's subtract 40.5 million from 1,000,000,000 Android phones out today. that still leaves 955,000,000 million left. Not much of a dent.

12. sgodsell

Posts: 7384; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Maybe if you started the math correctly. First off its 11% of the 6000 that did the survey plan on buying iPhone in the first place. So how many of those 6000 were going to buy an Android phone or any other type of phone? So out of that survey 660 plan to buy a new iPhone 6. Now 27% of those people said they were coming from an Android phone. So out of this survey 178 are coming from an Android phone.

23. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

read the article thoroughly, its apple watch not iPhone....

13. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Where did you get the 150,000,000 figure?

31. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Thumbs up for the math....and the 27% isnt even all Android, since BB and WP is still out there. Article and title woulda been more accurate to say a majority of the 27% are coming from Android. Or almost 27%.

33. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Correct, 27% coming from anfroid users.

34. timepilot84

Posts: 113; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

With the number of people buying iPhones declining the way they are, I think it'll be a wash in the end.

55. tqkhanh23

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 13, 2014

80% android user don't own high end smartphone .they can't afford iphone.

60. LiquidSnake

Posts: 25; Member since: Sep 17, 2014

40.5m high end Android users to be exact. 100,000,000 - 40,500,000 = 59,500,000 remain. How are they supposed to cover the RnD costs with a decline of over 40% in sales volume in the most lucrative price segment?

9. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

How many of that 27% going form Android to iOS are in reality going back to iOS because they switched to Android because of the bigger displays and additional features (that iOS now has)?

10. Mikele

Posts: 166; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

Ya paid survey, nothing spetacular about the 2 phones
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