“A new survey suggests that Apple may have sold its iPhone 5 to more than a third of smartphone consumers before the device is even announced, let alone on the market,” Adam Dickter reports for Sci-Tech Today.

“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.”

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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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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader "Dow C." for the heads up.]