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  • 74% of Verizon iPhone Buyers Waiting for the Next iPhone



    Analyst Gene Munster with Piper Jaffray polled a small sample of 216 mobile phone users and found, among other things, that 74% of Verizon customers planning on buying an iPhone next are waiting to buy Apple's next-generation iPhone.

    Only 53% of AT&T customers planning on buying an iPhone next are waiting for the next-generation model to come out. Munster also found an incredibly high retention rate amongst iPhone owners with 94% of current iPhone owners indicating they expect to buy another Apple handset. Only 47% of Android users expect to buy another Android device, and nearly 42% said they plan on switching to an iPhone.

    Munster's survey was conducted during workdays in downtown Minneapolis and conducted over the span of week in varying public places. While the sample may be small and not entirely random, it provides a little insite into how much mobile phone users are anticipating Apple's next phone.

    This pent up demand for the next iPhone at Verizon may drive numbers higher than the 3.8 (million) units we are modeling Apple to sell through Verizon in the Sept. quarter. And our overall iPhone unit estimate of 22.0m in the Sept. quarter may prove to be conservative. - Munster
    Source: Apple Insider
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 74% of Verizon iPhone Buyers Waiting for the Next iPhone started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 22 Comments
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      I am part of the 53%... been waiting for a long time! Passed on the iPhone 4.
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      I guess I am one of the 6% that plan on buying another phone.
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      I would imagine 74% of any iPhone carrier buyers are waiting for the iPhone 5. The knowledge of Apple's annual update is very much mainstream now.
    1. Browning151's Avatar
      Browning151 -
      Seems a bit of a stretch to extrapolate the opinion of nearly 205 million subscribers combined between AT&T and Verizon out of a scant 216 mobile phone users to me.
    1. Mysterion's Avatar
      Mysterion -
      I'm a Verizon iPhone user. I want the next iPhone but I still like my iPhone 4.
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      I never believe these articles.
      Sampling iPhone owners outside of Apple store compare to taking same survey at Best Buy or other electronic stores, basically they will manipulate how they get the numbers dependent on what they want the article to say.
    1. AKCHRIS's Avatar
      AKCHRIS -
      LOL @ The iPhone5 being the iPhone4(S). i'll wait till 2012 when the REAL 4G iPhone comes out & those whom have THIS years So called iPhone5. When the Next Gen iPhone comes out people whom bough the iPhone5 will end up spending MORE to get the Next Gen & please don't tell me you can upgrade every year cause it doesn't work like that, it's every 18months...& it's not a Discounted Price like what you WOULD get if ya waited..lol, BUT..you Go ahead and Get it Now..lol
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      Quote Originally Posted by AKCHRIS View Post
      LOL @ The iPhone5 being the iPhone4(S). i'll wait till 2012 when the REAL 4G iPhone comes out & those whom have THIS years So called iPhone5. When the Next Gen iPhone comes out people whom bough the iPhone5 will end up spending MORE to get the Next Gen & please don't tell me you can upgrade every year cause it doesn't work like that, it's every 18months...& it's not a Discounted Price like what you WOULD get if ya waited..lol, BUT..you Go ahead and Get it Now..lol
      It's not always about straight-up discounted pricing. Alot of people are able to sell their previous phone on eBay or craigslist for the price of an early iPhone upgrade....often more. So they basically get the new phone for nothing. That's how I got my iP4.
    1. sirbebe's Avatar
      sirbebe -
      Quote Originally Posted by AKCHRIS View Post
      LOL @ The iPhone5 being the iPhone4(S). i'll wait till 2012 when the REAL 4G iPhone comes out & those whom have THIS years So called iPhone5. When the Next Gen iPhone comes out people whom bough the iPhone5 will end up spending MORE to get the Next Gen & please don't tell me you can upgrade every year cause it doesn't work like that, it's every 18months...& it's not a Discounted Price like what you WOULD get if ya waited..lol, BUT..you Go ahead and Get it Now..lol

      you make a good point this upcoming iPhone can be a scam to get iphone users to use up there upgrade and then come out with the real deal iPhone!!! lol just a thought..
    1. Browning151's Avatar
      Browning151 -
      Quote Originally Posted by sirbebe View Post
      you make a good point this upcoming iPhone can be a scam to get iphone users to use up there upgrade and then come out with the real deal iPhone!!! lol just a thought..
      It's not a scam, it's clever marketing by Apple; capitalizing on those who must always have the "latest and greatest" gadget out there. As long as there are people willing to buy a new generation iPhone every year, Apple will come out with a new generation every year.

      Also subsidized upgrade pricing is through the carrier, not Apple.
    1. brandonfuhrmann's Avatar
      brandonfuhrmann -
      As per new survey a significant number of Verizon customers are waiting for Apple's fifth-generation iPhone, rather than buying the currently available iPhone 4.

      ACN
    1. dkjazz's Avatar
      dkjazz -
      iPhone next are waiting for the next-generation model to come out. Munster also found an incredibly high retention rate amongst iPhone owners with 94% of current iPhone owners indicating they expect to buy another Apple handset
    1. MyPod93's Avatar
      MyPod93 -
      Has anyone else ever gotten the feel that Verizon iPhone users got left out when they got the iPhone 4? Maybe some of those who are waiting are waiting because they hope that with the new iPhone on Verizon, the quality of service they receive will be better.

      ATT / Verizon
      Voice&Data: Yes / No
      Software Updates: All of Them / Few, Far Between and overdue
      Unlocked Devices?: Yes / No

      You get the point of what I'm trying to say but as an At&t ip4 user, I feel bad for my friends who have the Verizon iPhone and aren't able to receive my calls because they're streaming Pandora with their extinct Unlimited Data plans
    1. Mysterion's Avatar
      Mysterion -
      Verizon iPhone 4 has the same features as the AT&T iPhone 4. Verizon is the better network though.
    1. jOnGarrett's Avatar
      jOnGarrett -
      Quote Originally Posted by Browning151 View Post
      Seems a bit of a stretch to extrapolate the opinion of nearly 205 million subscribers combined between AT&T and Verizon out of a scant 216 mobile phone users to me.
      216 subscribers out of 106,300,000 subscribers means that the real percentage would be 0.00020319849482596425.
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mysterion View Post
      Verizon iPhone 4 has the same features as the AT&T iPhone 4.
      Define "better network"!
    1. Mysterion's Avatar
      Mysterion -
      Web & Talk at the same time isnt that important. At least my calls wont drop.
    1. Tperry's Avatar
      Tperry -
      Quote Originally Posted by MyPod93 View Post
      Has anyone else ever gotten the feel that Verizon iPhone users got left out when they got the iPhone 4? Maybe some of those who are waiting are waiting because they hope that with the new iPhone on Verizon, the quality of service they receive will be better.

      ATT / Verizon
      Voice&Data: Yes / No
      Software Updates: All of Them / Few, Far Between and overdue
      Unlocked Devices?: Yes / No

      You get the point of what I'm trying to say but as an At&t ip4 user, I feel bad for my friends who have the Verizon iPhone and aren't able to receive my calls because they're streaming Pandora with their extinct Unlimited Data plans
      They should be able to get your call. It will interrupt the data streaming (phone has priority). Of course, they can just refuse to accept the call and continue streaming.
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mysterion View Post
      Web & Talk at the same time isnt that important. At least my calls wont drop.
      That has nothing to do with what you said. You said it has the same features. If you can't surf and talk then it DOESN'T have the same features.
    1. Bluemoldycheeze88's Avatar
      Bluemoldycheeze88 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mysterion View Post
      Web & Talk at the same time isnt that important. At least my calls wont drop.
      I have never dropped a call on At&t. Not to mention AT&T has better 3G Speeds then Verizon.