iPhone 5 Demand ‘Easily Dwarfs’ That Of Any Previous iPhone [Report]

iPhone 5 Demand ‘Easily Dwarfs’ That Of Any Previous iPhone [Report]

The new iPhone will be huge for Apple this fall.

Samsung’s Galaxy S III has gotten off to a great start, and according to one company executive, it has already sold 10 million units. But it’s the upcoming iPhone that the majority of us are waiting for, according to a new survey. Demand for the iPhone 5 is “strikingly higher” that that of any other iPhone, and when smartphone sales hit an all-time high this fall, Apple will be the number one beneficiary.

A new ChangeWave survey, which looked at the current demand for Apple’s sixth-generation iPhone among 4,042 North American consumers, has found that Samsung is showing major momentum once again, largely thanks to its new Galaxy S III.

The Korean company registered a six-point surge in planned buying since March, according to ChangeWave, which represents nearly a four-fold intend to buy a Samsung smartphone over the past three quarters. 2% of respondents said they’re “very likely” to buy a Galaxy S III, while 7% said that they are “somewhat likely.”

The only smartphone that achieved better results that this is the new iPhone. 14% of consumers said they’re “very likely to buy Apple’s upcoming handset, and 17% said they are “somewhat likely.” When you compare these results to those received by the iPhone 4S, it shows just how big demand for the iPhone 5 actually is.

[…] a similar question on future demand for the iPhone 4S, taken at the time of its October 2011 launch, showed 10% Very Likely and 11.5% Somewhat Likely to purchase the device. Moreover, the iPhone 4S is currently considered the most successful smart phone release in history.

While the Galaxy S III may be making its mark for now, then, the iPhone 5 is the one to watch.

According to ChangeWave, this “unprecedented level of advance demand” for the device “easily dwarfs the advance demand of any previous iPhone.”

  • Themetris

    Then they’d better get it right. They’ve already jumped the shark once with the iPhone 4S last year.

  • ddevito

    That’s because the 4 had reception issues and the 4s was a yawner.

  • Tallest_Skil

    Then they’d better get it right. They’ve already jumped the shark once with the iPhone 4S last year.

    Ah, you mean the phone that sold even more units than the iPhone 4. Right. Got it.

    That’s because the 4 had reception issues and the 4s was a yawner.

    I’m not sure you could be any more of a worthless idiot. I hate insulting people, but when you’re too stupid not to come onto a site about a company you hate and complain about products you hate, you deserve it.

  • ddevito

    @Tallest_Skil yes, the 4 had reception issues. That’s a fact. The 4s’s highlight was Siri, and Siri sucks. iOS 5 added nothing unique that wasn’t ripped off Android. Truth. If you can’t accept it buy an Android

  • Tallest_Skil

    yes, the 4 had reception issues. That’s a fact.

    Huh. Funny we haven’t heard anything about it since that first month after launch. Because no changes were made to the phone itself and… the problem seems to have drifted away.

    Could… Could it be that the PHONE wasn’t the problem and the NETWORK was? HUH. I WONDER.

    The 4s’s highlight was Siri, and Siri sucks.

    Thanks for the opinion. When you’re ready to talk in fact, let us know.

    iOS 5 added nothing unique that wasn’t ripped off Android.

    And when you’re ready to stop being a lying idiot anti-Apple troll, spreading FUD and laughable constructs, let us know.

    If you can’t accept it buy an Android

    Ladies and gentlemen, we have a new first place for ‘most idiotic conclusion drawn from a logical fallacy’.

  • ddevito
    yes, the 4 had reception issues. That’s a fact.

    Huh. Funny we haven’t heard anything about it since that first month after launch. Because no changes were made to the phone itself and… the problem seems to have drifted away.

    Could… Could it be that the PHONE wasn’t the problem and the NETWORK was? HUH. I WONDER.

    The 4s’s highlight was Siri, and Siri sucks.

    Thanks for the opinion. When you’re ready to talk in fact, let us know.

    iOS 5 added nothing unique that wasn’t ripped off Android.

    And when you’re ready to stop being a lying idiot anti-Apple troll, spreading FUD and laughable constructs, let us know.

    If you can’t accept it buy an Android

    Ladies and gentlemen, we have a new first place for ‘most idiotic conclusion drawn from a logical fallacy’.

    https://plus.google.com/117596712775912423303/posts/5MzDRxW9tBN

  • Matthew Gonzales Landry
    yes, the 4 had reception issues. That’s a fact.

    Huh. Funny we haven’t heard anything about it since that first month after launch. Because no changes were made to the phone itself and… the problem seems to have drifted away.

    Could… Could it be that the PHONE wasn’t the problem and the NETWORK was? HUH. I WONDER.

    The 4s’s highlight was Siri, and Siri sucks.

    Thanks for the opinion. When you’re ready to talk in fact, let us know.

    iOS 5 added nothing unique that wasn’t ripped off Android.

    And when you’re ready to stop being a lying idiot anti-Apple troll, spreading FUD and laughable constructs, let us know.

    If you can’t accept it buy an Android

    Ladies and gentlemen, we have a new first place for ‘most idiotic conclusion drawn from a logical fallacy’.

    https://plus.google.com/117596712775912423303/posts/5MzDRxW9tBN

    Doesn’t make sense to me how I could ask all of those questions and get the correct answer.

  • Mikael Hansen

    Tallest_Skil: “I’m not sure you could be any more of a worthless idiot. I hate insulting people, but when you’re too stupid not to come onto a site about a company you hate and complain about products you hate, you deserve it.”

    Hearing this from Tallest_Skil makes me laugh. “I hate insulting people” :D
    If I was the type of guy to use ROFL or LMAO I’d use it here.

  • Jason Ash

    @Tallest_Skll since you say that iOS 5 ripped off Android then you need to realize that the ENTIRE Android system is a rip off of iOS.

  • Tallest_Skil

    @Tallest_Skll since you say that iOS 5 ripped off Android…

    That’s the opposite of what I have ever said at any time.

  • radie842

    I own both the 4 and 4s, besides siri, not much of a big deal. I hope the 5 or maybe named “The New iPhone” has some really cool design element and a larger screen.

  • gnomehole

    The 4S was a yawner… all the way to the bank. The 6 will break the bank! Can’t wait.

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