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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
    Comments 21 Comments
    1. iPhase4G's Avatar
      iPhase4G -
      I'll be one of the buyers love my iPhone 4 white but I'm ready for the new iPhone
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      uhhh of course they would buy it right away! Buy it and then sell it for huge profit!
    1. 1shuttle1's Avatar
      1shuttle1 -
      I think this is my opportunity to hold off and wait for contract to expire and switch over to Verizon without any penalty. Have to wait and see the differences.
    1. Dometic's Avatar
      Dometic -
      I may skip the 5th generation all together since I just got my Verizon iPhone 4 in February, I will just wait until I can upgrade, by then the 6th generation may come out.
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      ^^Jobs is not going to like that at all!!!
      How dare you break Jobs "Must own it at all cost" marketing tactic
    1. zYxMa's Avatar
      zYxMa -
      Oh, I was expecting WWDC again... so no announcement via a big press conference? Or what? What kind of announcement do you expect?
    1. Dometic's Avatar
      Dometic -
      Quote Originally Posted by unison999 View Post
      ^^Jobs is not going to like that at all!!!
      How dare you break Jobs "Must own it at all cost" marketing tactic
      Lol sorry to burst his bubble but 300 dollars is lalot for me to spend on a phone.
    1. fatalcrixer's Avatar
      fatalcrixer -
      I will ONLY buy the iPhone 5 if it is 4G!
    1. Turnamental's Avatar
      Turnamental -
      I'll be preordering mine on day one. Last year, AT&T's pre order blunder didn't make it past day one...
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      35% of consumers will be guinea pigs for the rest of us to determine if this phone is actually worth getting.
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      Well I for one am ready for a new iPhone... I am still using the 3Gs!
    1. AKCHRIS's Avatar
      AKCHRIS -
      LOL!!!@ The iPhone5 aka iPhone4(S). I'm going to be making Fun of those whom buy the New iPhone5 aka iPhone4(S). As far as I know..is there ANY design Specs on "THIS NEW Phone" besides a 8MP cam & Faster Processor? And what will those SAME people Do when the 2012 4G iPhone comes out? LMAO..they will be kicking themselves in the ***....while I'm going..WHOA...you got & iPhone5 uh? to bad it's still 3G..lol
    1. xerray's Avatar
      xerray -
      Quote Originally Posted by fatalcrixer View Post
      I will ONLY buy the iPhone 5 if it is 4G!
      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.
    1. iZangetsu's Avatar
      iZangetsu -
      Started with a 3G skipped 3GS got iphone 4 in april i think I'm gonna continue on this pattern unless my 4 breaks or the world ends
    1. delusion950's Avatar
      delusion950 -
      am going to get one for tmobile that actually supports 4g!
    1. scottw03's Avatar
      scottw03 -
      Nope, I will wait for iPhone 6 or 7. Already got my iPhone 4 jailbroken and setup with tethering for my ipad2. Don't feel like having to spend more money this year on another phone. Already own 2 iPhone 3G, 2 iPhone 4s, and two iPad 2s. Just need a MacBook to complete my conversion to Apple (probably won't happen, I ike my PCs).
    1. cory's Avatar
      cory -
      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.
      Have you seen the speeds the Verizon thunderbolt gets on 4G? Att can't touch it in their dreams with 3G. If the next iPhone is 4G, I'm off to Verizon. I truly hate att customer service and cell service, but o refuse to buy a dead technology (CDMA)
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      I'd love to get the iPhone 5 on release date but sadly I will have to miss this year out again as a) I'm happy with my iPhone 4 and b) I'm rather low on cash and have other personal problems.
    1. The Man of Sand's Avatar
      The Man of Sand -
      Quote Originally Posted by scottw03 View Post
      Nope, I will wait for iPhone 6 or 7. Already got my iPhone 4 jailbroken and setup with tethering for my ipad2. Don't feel like having to spend more money this year on another phone. Already own 2 iPhone 3G, 2 iPhone 4s, and two iPad 2s. Just need a MacBook to complete my conversion to Apple (probably won't happen, I ike my PCs).
      Hey, I could take some of those extra devices off of your hands if you want.
    1. GodStang's Avatar
      GodStang -
      I will be switching to AT&T at that same time due to no T-Mobile Service at home or at my parents. Hate having a cell phone that you can not use. So chances are I will be picking up two of these.