Now that Apple has officially sent out invites for a 12 September event that is expected to include the launch of the iPhone 5, it's no wonder many consumers are getting excited about the coveted device. According to a new infographic from TechBargains.com (below), nearly three out of four current iPhone 4 owners will buy the updated iPhone.
The survey of 1,332 respondents revealed that 74 per cent of iPhone 4 owners are planning to purchase the next-gen iPhone. Meanwhile, 71 per cent of iPhone 3GS owners are planning to buy it, as are 64 per cent of those with an iPhone 4S.
Meanwhile, 38 per cent of BlackBerry owners are planning to switch to the new iPhone, as are 32 per cent of people who don't currently own a smartphone, and 22 per cent of Android phone owners.
"When it comes to smartphones, Apple's iPhone remains the leader," Yung Trang, president and editor-in-chief of TechBargains.com, said in a statement. "What is interesting to note is the survey indicated that one in five Android owners and almost 40 per cent of Blackberry owners plan to ditch their current platform for the iPhone. This could be construed as a commentary on consumer dissatisfaction with Android and Blackberry products or simply a message that the iPhone's user experience remains unparalleled."
Eager Apple fans usually can't wait to get their hands on the Cupertino-based firm's latest products, with some willing to wait in line for days to be the first person to own the latest iPhone or iPad.
This time around, one in 10 shoppers who plan to buy the new iPhone are expecting to wait in line the day it's released, according to the survey. Another 35 per cent plan to buy the device online as soon as it's available and 55 per cent don't have a set time frame for their purchase.
When asked which features they're hoping for: 93 per cent of consumers indicated they want longer battery life, while 90 per cent are hoping for a faster processor, 83 per cent want 4G/LTE, and 76 per cent want it to have a bigger screen.
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