Survey says: Apple iPhone 6 will be in great demand

Survey says: Apple iPhone 6 will be in great demand
RBC Capital Markets conducted a survey about the Apple iPhone 6 with 4000 consumers,  and came away with a better understanding of how well the next iteration of the iPhone will sell when launched in September or October. RBC's Apple analyst, Amit Daryanani, made a list of five major points that came out of the survey, and passed them along to the firm's customers.

Based on the survey, almost half of the consumers who plan on upgrading their phone, will be buying an iPhone over the next 3 months. In a positive sign for the rumored iPhone phablet, 35% of those who said that they wouldn't be buying an iPhone 6, said that they would buy an Apple handset if it had a larger form factor. 26% of those asked, said that they would pay $100 more for a 5.5 inch screened Apple iPhone. And nearly three-quarters of the 4000 consumers surveyed, said that they were aware that Apple will launch a new handset this year.

Perhaps the most interesting response from the survey, was the top two changes consumers would like to see from Apple in regards to future iPhone models. A larger screen size was not number one on that list, although it was second. The most important change that consumers want from a new Apple iPhone is longer battery life.

source: BGR

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28 Comments

1. SAO101789

Posts: 123; Member since: Feb 10, 2014

I'll upgrade if it meets what I need. If not I'm going nokia

2. Topcat488

Posts: 1416; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

I'm getting one 100%, it's time to upgrade from the ip4 for me... O.o I'm not a every year upgrader, like some people, I don't try to keep up with the Joneses.

5. DAMONORIBELLO

Posts: 109; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

So what you're saying is you are going to get an iPhone 4S, 5C or 5S? That would be considered NOT keeping up with the Jones'.

15. sgodsell

Posts: 7456; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

What's wrong with the perfect size display at 4". I mean Apple said its the perfect display. So why would they want to upset that perfect 4" non HD display?

17. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Well , 3.5" was the perfect size display, too. Even St.Jobs said it.

24. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

I'm pretty sure with 4 year old phone you're not even in the same country as the Joneses........ You're pretty much in a third world country at this point.

3. zinger69

Posts: 86; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

"Aw, you can come up with statistics to prove anything, Kent. Forty percent of all people know that." - HS

4. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

$100 more, huh? So what's a 64gb model going to cost? $1000? $1100? Will there be a 128gb model? $1200? $1300? How %#$^ing dumb are Apple customers? The iPhone 6 will tell us just that.

6. DAMONORIBELLO

Posts: 109; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

"How %#$^ing dumb are Apple customers?" Well...

7. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Any other groundbreaking predictions while they're at it?

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Sign me up for one.

9. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

If P. T. Barnum were alive today, he'd own an Apple store in NYC.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

So what!

18. huhblub

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 18, 2014

shut up genius...admit it youre a genius at an apple store arent you?Because itsfunny how you come across as someone who is lacking in tech talk.

27. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

Me three!

11. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Has there ever been an iPhone that wasn't in great demand???

12. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

The 5C?

13. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Lol, true. But the main iPhones have always been in great demand...

28. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

The 5c out sold all the android failships.

14. wilsong17 unregistered

Good for Apple but you won't see me buy one... note 4 is were the money is

25. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

I dunno man. I'm kinda leaning Moto X 2. I love my Note 3 and I loved my Moto G. Motorola just seems to have a unique characteristic right now. That or I'm leaning OnePlus One(for a Cyanogenmod flagship) or Huawei Ascend Mate 2(for insane battery life). Man I'm really town between what to upgrade to this year.

16. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

How much did apple pay you to say that?

19. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Make new poll . If the iboys are agree to pay 200 more for 5.5". They will.

20. medwar07

Posts: 44; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I will not be getting one. Keeping up with all of this technology is expensive.

23. jsdechavez

Posts: 809; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Agree. A device to last 3 or more years would be nice. But upgrading every year? Bad investments.

21. fjftokyo

Posts: 65; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

Another "revolutionary" copy of the same thing but with a slightly bigger screen and that's still a big maybe, same camera but with some kind of bs that will enhance picture quality, rectal inferred and DNA scan to allow the user and only the user to slide open the screen lock and who know's what other magical thing's that Apple might rip off from other companies. Enjoy you mindless brainwashed ass monkeys.

22. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Well duh..... This survey puts captain obvious to shame.

26. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

We see these same surveys every year and yet, Apple is continually losing marketshare around the globe. It's not just about how good Apple is. But rather how people will claim something then have a change of heart due to future proofing devices within the Android market. The recent poll conducted on purchasing flagship phones, is reality that most people can't or won't simply purchase new devices on frequent basis. We need phones capable of lasting two years on advancing offers or technology. Many of my colleagues have left the Apple ecosystem citing that they were tired of making Apple rich by offering their customers the least possible. Dangling carrots has left many; frustrated. Just give us the latest now rather than making us wait year after year. John B.

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