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

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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92. Roomaku

Posts: 278; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

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

43. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 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!!!

46. eli_waeterling

Posts: 22; Member since: Jun 07, 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.

54. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 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.

105. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

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

99. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

You must be very proud of your girlfriend. And guess what, broski? Android phones usually work too.

58. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 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.

65. Fluxman

Posts: 51; Member since: Jun 03, 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...

66. sithman

Posts: 299; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

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

71. tedkord

Posts: 17181; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

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

106. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

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

76. iphoneisthebest79

Posts: 70; Member since: May 23, 2012

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

85. tedkord

Posts: 17181; Member since: Jun 17, 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.

109. iphoneisthebest79

Posts: 70; Member since: May 23, 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?

111. xtian1103

Posts: 364; Member since: Feb 11, 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?

82. Lwazi_N

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

What was the sample population for this survey?

87. tedkord

Posts: 17181; Member since: Jun 17, 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?

100. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

The lack of sourcing bothered me too.

118. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

So Apple Insider says that 38% of iPhone users switched from BB/Android? Amazing... Just like Coca-Cola saying soda isn't fattening.

119. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 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 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 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 really, you're doing great *applause*

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