iPhone 5 Expected To Be Purchased By A Third Of US Consumers

Well not only is the release date speculated upon when it comes to the iPhone 5 but it appears that just how many people in the United States will purchase the next generation iPhone is another area speculated on, with a survey showing how many US consumers are expected to snap up the iOS smartphone.

According to an article over on Daily iPhone Blog, PriceGrabber has now released the results of a survey that shows that 35 percent of those surveyed intend on purchasing the iPhone 5 as soon as the device is released and was conducted during the period July the 1st to July the 11th this year.

The survey apparently shows that of those surveyed, numbering 2852, just over half, 51 percent, said they would purchase the iPhone 5 within the first year of release, while 30 percent expect to buy the smartphone before the end of the year.

Apparently the survey also shows that 14 percent of respondents intend to purchase the iPhone 5 in the first month while 7 percent said they will pick up the handset in the first week.

The general manager of PriceGrabber, Graham Jones says, “Our survey data confirms the strong following Apple has built around its iPhone, with more than one-third of consumers planning to upgrade to the latest model only a little over a year following the release of the iPhone 4.”

As for what features on the iPhone 5 consumers deem the most important, the survey showed that 59 percent say better battery life is important while 55 percent say a drop in price would be better, with 46 percent saying 4G connectivity is the most important to them, while 45 percent are hoping for a bigger display, and 42 percent want a better camera.

Yes well, you know what I say about surveys, they simply don’t take in enough people to actually deliver a true figure on how many in a country will actually purchase a device, whether that be the iPhone 5 or anything else.

Furthermore, going by the survey figures, it would seem at least 46 percent are going to be somewhat disappointed as it is expected that the iPhone 5 will not play nice on a 4G network, also 55 percent could well be disappointed as well as I can’t see Apple pushing out the iPhone 5 at a lower price can you? So all in all these surveys simply play with figures and guesses so shouldn’t be taken that seriously.

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