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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72 Comments

69. willytbk

Posts: 252; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

he just can accept the fact so he called this is paid survey. anyway...let's see how the phone performs then we can see this survey is a paid survey, or inded the survey result becomes a reality.

15. mike2959

Posts: 695; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

Well let's ios is becoming more open. 3rd party keyboards, custom notifications.. I can keep going. Android? Well.. I don't like HANGOUTS! There are other "built in's", Can I uninstall it? No, unless root, etc... I know I can disable them, but I'm talking uninstalling it. IOS and Android not so different anymore.

38. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

What's not to like about Hangouts? With their latest update, it's pretty good. I can't really think of anything that's a big problem with it. I used to dislike it.. especially when they combined texts with hangouts, but now I really like having it.

48. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

At least you can disable them and make a different app default for a certain action. Can you uninstall/disable stocks? Or passbook? Healthkit? All are features I wouldn't use. I would like to use chrome as my default browser, not safari, can I do that without jailbreak? iOS might become more open, but is still not open enough for me.

51. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

"make a different app default for a certain action." Exactly. Android and iOS might be becoming more alike with each update to each....but just that lil bit I quoted makes them so different. And thats just one thing.

59. LiquidSnake

Posts: 25; Member since: Sep 17, 2014

Why should Apple be open enough for you? What's the gain in that? And I'd prefer "vendor bloats" over "carrier bloats" all the day.

66. Furbal unregistered

thats what unlocked phones are for

67. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Apart from the fact that I have my device rooted and uninstalled the apps I don't like anyway. My phone wasnt carried bloated, since I bought it in the shop. In my country, the carriers don't put that much on it anyway, if they do any.

16. fay99

Posts: 118; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

I'm guessing 13% of people turned gay, since I'm guessing half of them are males

18. Blitz

Posts: 17; Member since: Dec 02, 2013

Author at his best (criticizing Android)!!!

19. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2215; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

That would be insane if the 27% was market share. LOL!!! However, i know its a survey and a small sample size, but the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus will make a large dent on Android. 85% market share could drop below 80%. It will be interesting.

53. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

I considered buying an iPhone and keeping the One M8 as a backup instead of getting a Z3 Compact for that. I backtracked on that when I found out that the RAM size remained at 1GB and that's simply a deal breaker considering that it sports a larger display and iOS8 and any future updates/ apps will require more RAM. Still, I will go check out the display model at an Apple store to see for myself and if my decision still stands. Or I could just use my brother's iPhone 6. Even if I were to buy one I would be waiting a couple of weeks for battery life results and see if any bugs that may pop up.

20. KonaStang4.6

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

I swear, these posts need Preparation H to cure all the butthurt.... #iHate

21. PANIC

Posts: 138; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

LOL

24. Morning

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 14, 2014

galaxies don't count as proper android fans

25. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

What about those people that might want the New iPhones but can"t Afford to Buy it,its o.k doing a Survey but anybody can say they want the phone but really most of them will not be able to have money to Buy the Phone,what about them who will turn the back on Apple as the phones are becoming to Overpriced

26. drazwy

Posts: 355; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

I'm switching to IOS from Android. I like to broaden my horizons. I switched to WP from Android to try it out. I came back to Android. Now that Apple has a phone larger than 4", esp. the 5.5", i'll give the iphone a shot. If I hate it, i'll use my T-mobile Jump and hop back in 6 months. I don't like to take anyone else's word for it. i want to experience it for myself. I don't judge anyone for the choice of phone. Even if I wanted to, I couldn't in good conscience if I've never used it for an extended period of time myself.

27. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

.....This is the beginning of...... The Death of Android....

28. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Oh yea as always....ppl please check the source links for some articles. This is from the source: "Roughly 27% of the respondents who indicated intent to purchase an iPhone are new to Apple’s ecosystem, with a majority switching over from Google’s Android." Meaning its not all 27% coming from Android....but a majority of that 27%. Unless BB and Windows phone dont count now...

35. timepilot84

Posts: 113; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

Well, BB don't count...

39. meanestgenius

Posts: 22108; Member since: May 28, 2014

Troll detected. Your comment doesn't count.

41. Rydsmith unregistered

I'm sorry but what was the last commercial success they had with a phone? The Pearl?

43. meanestgenius

Posts: 22108; Member since: May 28, 2014

I'm sorry, but who is number one in the mobile enterprise market by far? And growing? #BlackBerry

44. meanestgenius

Posts: 22108; Member since: May 28, 2014

...and what does what you said have to do with the fact that he was trolling BlackBerry in his comment? By the way, the Bold series came after the pearl series, and it was a commercial success. So much so, that people still praise and use them today.

36. f35hunter

Posts: 240; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

If anyone has alot of money and wants to buy a hyperpriced mid-range smartphone with +$1000 price so the iPhone6 & 6plus are the perfect choice !!!! ;)

42. meanestgenius

Posts: 22108; Member since: May 28, 2014

Seriously, 27% of 6000 isn't going to make a dent in Androids dominance. It will be akin to a fly landing on the butt of an elephant.

64. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

famous words of Symbian, BB, WinMobile..... What makes androids dominance so wide spread is the fact they have throw away phones for years, not to mention the 0 subsided phones for years. If you think android rose to fame because it was on the backs of the 700 buy outright people, reality is gonna hurt. Right now for android, it is not about android really, it is about vendors trying to make money off of android, without having to put RnD into a full blown OS. Apple on the other hand, only competes with themselves. Where in android land its Samsung then the rest, look at sony.

70. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

"famous words of Symbian, BB, WinMobile....." Yea.....and they thought that in reference to the iPhone and Android. Biggest difference between Android, the iPhone and them is those 2 actually try to stay in the competition. Symbian is a lil different story... BB and MS didnt answer the iPhone fast enough, and let Android do what they should have both been doing. Lets not act like Palm, Win Mo (and even BB) didn't have cheap phones before Android launched. BOGO was there before Android launched. Low cost phones didnt get invented with Android.

71. meanestgenius

Posts: 22108; Member since: May 28, 2014

Famous last words? Symbian was destroyed from within. When Elop took over and "released" that "burning platform" memo, that was all she wrote for Symbian. It had its faults, like every other OS, but would not have gone out the way it did or as fast without Elop to sabotage it(and I don't care what anyone thinks on the topic. I will not be swayed from that belief). WinMo was done in by MS themselves when they switched gears and introduced Windows Phone. Had nothing to do with anything else. BlackBerry has since switched gears and gone back to focusing on their roots in enterprise. They are the #1 mobile OEM in the enterprise space, so you thinking that they belong with the other two now extinct OS's is incorrect. BlackBerry is alive and well.

72. meanestgenius

Posts: 22108; Member since: May 28, 2014

What Jroc said is completely true. "Cheap" phones existed long before Android came along. It doesn't make a difference HOW Android became #1, the fact that they are, and by such a huge lead on the #2 OS iOS, is all that is needed. True, Samsung is the #1 Android OEM, but they are also the #1 smartphone OEM as well. Sony and some other Android OEM's are having problems, but even if it were just Samsung making Android phones they would still be kicking Apple's butt in market share. Also, have you seen the growth the Chinese OEM's that make Android phones are having? They are on a roll! The new iPhones may gain some market share, but it will hardly be at a great expense to Android.
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