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  • iPhone 4's Luster Finally Losing its Grip on Consumers

    Until recently, most studies, surveys, polls, market analysis, and good old fashioned word on the street all suggested the same thing - the iPhone 4 is 2010's biggest attention-getter in the mobile space and, arguably, the most popular and talked-about smartphone ever produced.

    But, in recent weeks, the iPhone has seemingly begun to lose its stranglehold on consumers. Based on the latest findings of ChangeWave Research about smartphone preferences, only 38% of prospective smartphone buyers surveyed want iOS on their next smartphone. Relatively speaking, that figure represents a significant 12 point drop from this past June, a month in which the new 4th generation iPhone was unveiled and a whopping 50% of all would-be smartphone buyers said they wanted an iPhone. Although the "freshness" of the 4th gen iPhone release in June likely skewed the results of the survey to the upside, the precipitous decline is noteworthy, nonetheless.

    So who is picking up the iPhone's slack? Android. 37% of the survey participants expressed interest in an Android based phone. To date, the narrowing gap in consumer interest between the iPhone (38%) and Android (37%) represents the closest race ever witnessed in a ChangeWave study for smartphone dominance between these two superpowers of the mobile space. As previously, however, the Apple iOS still "leads the industry with 74% of customers who use the iPhone OS saying they’re Very Satisfied." Only 65% of Android OS users, however, report being "Very Satisfied."

    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhone 4's Luster Finally Losing its Grip on Consumers started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 111 Comments
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      Anyone find it funny that Palm clocks in at 0%?
    1. xwinger's Avatar
      xwinger -
      I want palm OS it's the best
    1. PredatorDuzWork's Avatar
      PredatorDuzWork -
      What's Palm OS?
    1. whatupdreww's Avatar
      whatupdreww -
      Clearly this is an inaccurate study.. When the first surveys were taken, the iPhone was at its peak of all time, and when the second survey was taken many had already bought their iPhones.. Which means they are no longer searching for smart phones period. Gotta love the iPhone 4 though!
    1. Sherm23's Avatar
      Sherm23 -
      If you use Palm OS too much you will grow hair on your Palm OS and go blind

      I wonder why the shift?
    1. Be Expressive's Avatar
      Be Expressive -
      Palm OS??
    1. lilrican21's Avatar
      lilrican21 -
      Soon we might need a modmydroid.com Lol
    1. Mes's Avatar
      Mes -
      Competition is good. Everyone wins.
    1. Nick Hesson's Avatar
      Nick Hesson -
      Quote Originally Posted by whereswaldo View Post
      Anyone find it funny that Palm clocks in at 0%?
    1. SnR's Avatar
      SnR -
      It's too bad that Apple didn't fix the issues they had. I'm sure when the iPhone moves to Verizon there will be another jump in sales.
    1. subywrex's Avatar
      subywrex -
      Well when half the smart phone users purchased the iPhone 4 in the first few days I think sales are expected to decrease lol
    1. petterloco1's Avatar
      petterloco1 -
      There is one already, long time ago, lol.
      Quote Originally Posted by lilrican21 View Post
      Soon we might need a modmydroid.com Lol
    1. VBLUE42's Avatar
      VBLUE42 -
      This is to be expected as Android is on multiple phones and multiple carriers. As soon as Apple will drop the exclusive carrier crap and open up the other carriers, the iPhone will be and stay on top. Even now the ratio of iPhones on one carrier to any other phone on multiple carriers is far higher for the iPhone.
    1. McMichael96's Avatar
      McMichael96 -
      I forgot Palm OS even existed. Lol
    1. ecd5000's Avatar
      ecd5000 -
      Quote Originally Posted by SnR View Post
      It's too bad that Apple didn't fix the issues they had. I'm sure when the iPhone moves to Verizon there will be another jump in sales.
      why is everyone still convinced that it will go to verizon?, not gonna happen. They should retake this survey after greenp0ison is released. I bet the i4 hype goes up once they can jailbreak.

      funny about palm being at 0%, i bought a palm pre about 2 weeks before 3g was released and hated that piece of sh_t, then returned it for the 3g. those phones are impossible to use, i had one game(solitare) and it took me about 6 hours to figure out how to get it on the phone.
    1. derekthered's Avatar
      derekthered -
      Shouldn't the headline read "losing its luster with consumers," or was that a deathgrip pun?
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      Please keep comments on the topic of this thread
    1. awesome.rising's Avatar
      awesome.rising -
      The surveyors need to do the maths. It DEEPLY flawed.
    1. The_Durben's Avatar
      The_Durben -
      Still daily in Canada there are line ups at Apple stores for the i4. Most people start lining up at 1-2am. We are two months past launch date here.
      I don't see people lining up for droid phones.
    1. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
      awesomeSlayer -
      This survey is merely bull****. Why is it decreasing? Because lot of people already have iPhones.