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Survey finds that 38% of recent iPhone owners came from using an Android or BlackBerry

0. phoneArena posted on 07 Jun 2012, 13:29

The survey finds that there is still an increasing amount of people who are moving up to the iPhone from either an Android or BlackBerry smartphone beforehand. In a previous survey, it was discovered that 29% of iPhone owners in February switched from using...

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posted on 07 Jun 2012, 20:15 2

92. Roomaku (Posts: 278; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)

LOL Unfortunately Apple has a patent on the type of study.

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 15:46 2

43. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 575; Member since: 07 May 2012)

seems they aint interested in the amount of users who move from iphone/ios to android/wp7,they try to use any means possible to convince themselves and others that the iphone is better that android, well they can keep dreaming!!!

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 16:04 1

46. eli_waeterling (Posts: 22; Member since: 07 Jun 2009)

I ditched my droid incredible for a blackberry. I loved that phone, but I ditched that for an iphone. People love the iphone because it WORKS.

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 16:28 5

54. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)

Yeah, the thousands of people who have antenna, battery, and software issues with their 4S are still saying it just "works." Oh, and Apple has still yet to come out with a permanent fix for the problems.
Android phones WORK, too. And they're more customizable, faster, and easier to use if you can take 5 seconds to look at them.
I still haven't rooted or put a custom ROM on my phone to this day. Still love it.

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 01:35 1

105. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

You'll have to excuse non. He's only 12 and doesn't know any better.

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 22:59 1

99. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

You must be very proud of your girlfriend.

And guess what, broski? Android phones usually work too.

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 16:32 3

58. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)

So the source of this is from an pro apple site. its no wonder that it doesn't have anything positive on android side.

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 17:53 1

65. Fluxman (Posts: 51; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)

So that means 62% came from dumb phones, right? What are the percentages of users that came to Android from iPhone? I know I am one of them...

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 17:53

66. sithman (banned) (Posts: 299; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)

They know what the best phone is 4S babyyyyyyyyy! On another note who thinks the heat r done tonite?

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 18:07 1

71. tedkord (Posts: 13886; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

Makes sense. All these people are moving from Android to iOS, yet Android still grows mire than iOS.

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 01:38

106. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

For someone who's aware the smartphone market is expanding it does make sense.

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 18:31

76. iphoneisthebest79 (Posts: 70; Member since: 23 May 2012)

Android means:
Htc+samsung+motorla+sony... Etc against one ios phone .... IPHONE

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 19:23 1

85. tedkord (Posts: 13886; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

Yes, and if there were fewer Android choices, each one would get more of that pie. So what? It's looking like the SGSIII may outsell the iPhone all on it's own. It's already faster selling than any iPhone launch. If it were the only Android choice, imagine how many it would sell.

And, even though it is Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony, etc...against Apple (actually, 3 iPhones, not 1), in reality it's pretty much just Samsung. I forget the numbers, but they're the overwhelming majority of Android phones sold.

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 05:53

109. iphoneisthebest79 (Posts: 70; Member since: 23 May 2012)

we will see in the future about iphone 5 and what will happen, imagine if iphone 5 released in june, there will be the same sell number for SGS3?

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 11:29

111. xtian1103 (Posts: 363; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)

uhmmm.. first week sales figures anyone? we all know the 9 million pre orders from carriers, any info on units sold to end users?

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 18:58 1

82. Lwazi_N (Posts: 205; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)

What was the sample population for this survey?

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 19:49 1

87. tedkord (Posts: 13886; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

I dunno. No story about this poll has any link to the poll. I googled the CIRP, and the only thing I could find is a website that is just a splash page with their name and a few contact links No other links or pages. A WHOIS query of the site shows it registered to a residential address.


That, plus the fact they had 7,348 respondents, but only 521 were "qualified to respond.", and the fact that they didn't report how many switched from iOS to other platforms makes this kinda suspect. Why were so many disqualified?

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 23:00

100. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

The lack of sourcing bothered me too.

posted on 09 Jun 2012, 11:18

118. roscuthiii (Posts: 2234; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)

So Apple Insider says that 38% of iPhone users switched from BB/Android?

Amazing... Just like Coca-Cola saying soda isn't fattening.

posted on 10 Jun 2012, 01:26

119. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)

PA...why would you even give an article this kinda title? I've never seen so much envy from the green robot followers in any article thus far. I have to admit tho...it is pretty damn hilarious to see the level of animosity/hatred towards a mere phone. I see the transition everyday from average people to IT professionals. No flash player? No 4G? No quad core processor...at the end of day, nobody cares about that shiny bulls**t. Is it functional - does it help me in my everyday life...thats what the majority is looking for. I'm sorry it has to be this way android fans but after all the boycotting & protesting doesn't it just piss you off that iPhone still continues to be a threat? I'd be upset if I dedicated the amount of hatred that most do on this forum towards something that continues to sell ridiculously. You can't hate player baby - hate the game. Keep it up tho...no really, you're doing great *applause*

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