“A survey conducted by a mobile phone comparison website called MyPhoneDeals reckons that many Android owners would much rather have an iPhone, truth be told,” Davey Winder reports for PC Pro. “Interestingly, the reverse is not true. MyPhoneDeals found Android owners some four times more likely to covet an iPhone than iPhone owners were to desire an Android handset. Apparently a third of the Android-owning folk asked said they wanted an iPhone, and 7% of iPhone owners actually said they would prefer an Android model thank you very much.”
Winder reports, “The figures coming out of this poll (which doesn’t appear to be available online, sorry folks) rather surprisingly also suggest that only 16% of people would ‘most like to own’ an Android smartphone.”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: WInder tries to rationalize, but the fact remains: Why would anybody settle for a knockoff when they can have the original? This – along with other similar studies’ findings (see related articles below) – bodes very poorly for Android when iPhone goes multi-carrier in the huge U.S. market.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dow C.” for the heads up.]