Nothing succeeds like success. iPhone 5 is no exception to it as it’s expected to ride on the tremendous success of its predecessor, the iPhone 4. With the excitement for iPhone 5 reaching fever pitch, it’s expected to create a ruckus of sorts. A recent survey gives ample proof of the type of buzz the iPhone 5 has generated. It wouldn’t be inappropriate to say that the only direction this phone is heading towards is the one which defies gravity.
It isn’t just the tech community that seems to be waiting with baited breath for the long cherished release of Apple’s latest iPhone 5. According to a survey that involved more than 2,200 prospective mobile phone buyers, a larger percentage (share) is likely to spend on the iPhone 5 in comparison to the iPhone 4 prior to it was launched.
The survey which was conducted last month by RBC Capital and ChangeWave Research shows that 13% of the prospective buyers seeking a new phone consider it ‘very likely’ whereas 18% consider it ‘somewhat likely’ that they will end up purchasing an iPhone 5. In comparison, the numbers for the iPhone 4 were 12% and 13% respectively. The increment which may seem marginal to the untrained eye is unprecedented in surveys like this. In addition to the ever increasing number of consumers planning to buy an iPhone 5, the study indicated a staggering 66 per cent of current iPhone users had said that they were ‘very likely’ or ‘somewhat likely’ to upgrade to the iPhone 5. This news comes despite the indefinite status of the iPhone 5. Till date Apple has released no substantial data on its next big entry into the iPhone franchise.
The reason behind the continuously swelling demands for the iPhone 5 lies in the fact that Apple has consumed a whooping 15 months to launch it. That’s like an era in the life of a cell phone. Some reports suggest that the phone, which has already been hyped to mythical proportions, will be launched on Sprint network. It will be offering unlimited data plan, something which is no longer offered by the AT&T and Verizon. More than 50% of Sprint’s subscribers say they are ‘significantly likely’ or ‘somewhat more likely’ to buy the iPhone 5. However, Sprint may not be able to provide these consumers with the amount of bandwidth they will suck.
The bottom line remains that when it comes to the iPhones, people are as crazy about them as many of the Hollywood celebs or Football stars. So, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone if the iPhone 5 continues to sell like hot cakes just like its predecessor, the iPhone 4.