“The computer giant is widely believed to have an iPhone refresh up its sleeve for this fall, and the survey suggests a large share of consumers are holding off upgrades or new purchases until then,” Dickter reports. “PriceGrabber’s online poll of 2,852 consumers found 35 percent are planning to grab a new iPhone, with 52 percent of them indicating they’ll buy it within the first year of release; 30 percent plan to get one by the end of 2011; and 14 percent hope to buy it within the first month. Seven percent will wait online to buy it within the first week.”
Dickter reports, “Apple’s iOS, due for an upgrade this fall and used in iPads and iPod touch devices as well as iPhones, also scored high in the survey, getting thumbs-up from 48 percent of survey respondents, compared with just 19 percent who prefer Google’s Android OS, seven percent who favor Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 or earlier mobile systems, and six percent who like Research In Motion’s BlackBerry OS.”
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MacDailyNews Take: In related news, 65% of smartphone consumers breathe primarily through their mouths.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader "Dow C." for the heads up.]