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  • PriceGrabber: 35% of Consumers Likely to Buy iPhone 5 Right Away


    The number of so-called early-adopters of iDevices is growing exponentially, according to the fascinating survey results published today by the team at PriceGrabber. Based on a survey of more than 3,000 mobile consumers, better than one-third of respondents said they will scoop up the 5th generation iPhone right away.

    35% of consumers in all will buy the iPhone 5 soon - probably within 6 months - after release. 51% revealed they plan to buy the refreshed device within its first full year of availability. 31%, however, said they will definitely purchase the long-awaited smartphone before the end of 2011.

    During Apple's third fiscal quarter, Apple sold more than 20 million iPhones - a 142% increase over the same quarter in 2010. Although it's difficult to imagine Apple topping 20 million iPhones in a quarter again, if sales estimates and analyst projections (based on surveys like those of PriceGrabber and others) are correct, Apple may be on pace for subsequent record-setting quarters yet again.

    As we reported earlier today, the latest information coming from sources close to AT&T and Apple suggest that it is now all but certain that the iPhone 5 will be released in September, though the official announcement and unveiling of the 5th generation smartphone could come as early as next month.

    Source: CNET
    This article was originally published in forum thread: PriceGrabber: 35% of Consumers Likely to Buy iPhone 5 Right Away started by Michael Essany View original post
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    1. nebo1ss's Avatar
      nebo1ss -
      Quote Originally Posted by xerray View Post
      If you even take the time to read some of ModMyI's articles, then you would've known the ACTUAL 4G internet speed won't appear until 2013-14. Some phone companies boast they have acquired 4G (e.g. Verizon) but only for marketing reason's, and tests show that AT&T's 3G service is actually faster than the advertised Verizon's "4G" service. Next time, have the patience to read some articles. Just a suggestion.
      While you are mostly correct about the availability of 4G and the next iphone will definitely not support it. Verizon does indeed have 4G in terms of their LTE network but it is only rolled out in a limited number of markets. I would sure like to know your source for the ATT 3G service is faster than the Verizon 4G service. The 4G LTE network that Verizon is rolling out leaves ATT in the dust. Of course ATT will soon start rolling out their LTE network as well. However, i agree 2012/13 is more realistic for widely available LTE networks.