iPhone 4 Antennagate Affects Sales Says Study
We all know about the iPhone 4 antenna issue and what has become to be known as “Antennagate,” but will all the antenna issue with the iPhone 4 have any affect on sales of the device? Well apparently according to a recent study, that would be a yes.
An article over on The Inquirer says a study by Opinium Research has found that 57% of consumers will not purchase an iPhone ever. Apparently Opinium asked consumers about their reactions to the iPhone 4 antenna problem and found that despite Apple’s PR attempts many will not or are lees likely to purchase the iPhone 4.
Apparently 1 in 4 people were “less likely” to buy the iPhone 4 after the commotion over the antenna, and 57% said they had no intention of purchasing an iPhone 4.
Furthermore apparently 45% of iPhone 3GS owners have stated that the “backlash” has made them look elsewhere for their next smartphone.
The Managing Director of Opinium Research (PDF), James Endersby has said… “With 90 per cent of iPhone owners stating that they are satisfied with the level of service they receive, it’s interesting to compare how few people would now purchase an iPhone after the media attention surrounding the antenna fiasco.”
So what do our readers think, has Antennagate damaged the reputation of Apple and the iPhone to the extent consumers will turn to other smartphones?