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  • Survey Claims Some Users are Willing to Pay More for a Bigger iPhone Screen


    Analyst Tavis McCourt from Raymond James, predicted that Apple’s ownership will remain steady in 2014, with Apple’s already existing user base interested in the iPhone 6. The claim was reported by Barron’s and was based off of the quarterly survey by McCourt that looked at U.S. smartphone ownerships. In the survey, approximately half of the respondents claimed they wanted their next smartphone purchase to be an iPhone and 44.4% had their eye on an Android device.

    The percent of survey respondents who owned iPhones declined q/q to 52.3% from a high of 56% in December, but was up from 49.4% a year ago. iPhone share likely to continue to be stable: 49.7% of respondents intend to purchase an iPhone for their next smartphone, which is at the low end of the 50% to 55% range witnessed in our survey since we began in June 2012.


    Interest in a bigger iPhone was also in McCourt’s survey and 3% of respondents said they were willing to pay more for a larger-screened model:

    3% of iPhone users would be willing to pay $100 more for a bigger- screened iPhone (up from 26% in our last survey). With speculation that iPhone 6 will have a bigger screen, it will be interesting to see Apple’s pricing choice.
    As for Android phone owners, only 6% said that they were interested in a larger iPhone. This suggests that a larger-screened iPhone may not lead a large number of Android owners to migrate to the iPhone platform as some have claimed.

    Will you be switching platforms when the iPhone 6 comes out? Let us know below.

    Source: Barron’s
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Survey Claims Some Users are Willing to Pay More for a Bigger iPhone Screen started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 11 Comments
    1. Just Dummy's Avatar
      Just Dummy -
      Depending on screen size I may stay on iOS. Granted its speculation but I have seen case molds that were 4.7 inches but barely any wider. If that's the case, pun intended... I'm out. I'm tired of being held hostage on iOS and other than some tweaks the theming scene is slowly disappearing.
    1. Mc-Lovin_341's Avatar
      Mc-Lovin_341 -
      iPhones are expensive as they are should be same price regardless of the screen size. But I'm from UK and I buy the iPhone for £550 which is converted to $911
    1. ProfessorJack's Avatar
      ProfessorJack -
      ye well I'm not one of them
      shelved my iPhone 5s 64 gig
      i might take up darts and use it as a dart board

      just bought the HTC ONE M8 Yesterday

      £529.95

      5" SCREEN

      BEAT THAT
    1. sheltons.iphone's Avatar
      sheltons.iphone -
      Everybody keeps saying apple isn't innovating anymore. But who is? Android devices just get stuff thrown together to say it's better than an iPhone, yet up until the 5S and it's co-processor, dual core processors in the other iPhones were keeping up if not surpassing the quad core android devices. Nobody is innovating, apple set the bar and all the android and windows phones are only updating processors and the like every 3 months it seems. There's always something new and better as soon as you buy anything electronic. I have up my galaxy s4 after a month simply because it was too hard to text with one hand, and I have large hands. Sure it was better when surfing, but I text more. I just didn't find the features any better or worse than an iPhone.
    1. hogcia's Avatar
      hogcia -
      Apple should've introduced a bigger screen like 2 years ago. So late.
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      Funny, America taught me going "Large" meant I would get a deal :] That lesson is not being translated here. On a serious note, I feel that if you are iOS now you will probably stick with it..and the same goes for Android. While there may be some curiosity, the masses will stick to what they have come to know.
    1. scroogelives's Avatar
      scroogelives -
      Don't get why everyone ones a bigger screen! If apple where to do this it should be a stand alone product that falls between iPad mini and iphone! If apple where to do anything it should be expandable memory! They could easily design their own memory card so they could make more money from us!
    1. hitman10's Avatar
      hitman10 -
      I still dont get how ipads are the same price as iphones.
    1. Tedomcmillan's Avatar
      Tedomcmillan -
      Quote Originally Posted by hitman10 View Post
      I still dont get how ipads are the same price as iphones.
      iPads are cheaper. iPhone is $650. Probably because it typically costs more to put all that technology in a smaller device. just make everyone happy and make two different sized phones.
    1. ProfessorJack's Avatar
      ProfessorJack -
      another problem i see all the time since iPhone 5 to the 5s is the buttons if you give the phone a light shake you will hear the buttons rattle quality iPhone i don't think so I'm apple all the way but not iPads or phones from now on
      ill be updating my Mac Book Pro every 2 years

      My Mac Pro as in top of the range with 3 thunderbolts ill not update EVER

      Take it Easy Guy's
    1. Shigoroku's Avatar
      Shigoroku -
      Quote Originally Posted by Tedomcmillan View Post
      iPads are cheaper. iPhone is $650. Probably because it typically costs more to put all that technology in a smaller device. just make everyone happy and make two different sized phones.
      The components (cameras, LTE modules, WiFi/Bluetooth, M7, etc) are identical. The iPad has more raw materials (bigger case, screen, and battery). By all measures, it would cost more to manufacture an iPad versus an iPhone.

      The actual reason iPhones cost more is because people are willing to pay that much. When they buy a "$200" subsidized phone on a contract, they paying higher monthly rates and their carrier is paying the difference. Obfuscating the actual cost allows Apple to get away with selling millions and millions of units at a much higher price than the market would otherwise bear. I can't wait until the day when subsidies end and consumers benefit from competitive pricing...