“There’s good news for Apple in the results of an Alphawise/Morgan Stanley survey released Tuesday,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune.
MacDailyNews Take: We were just saying that what Apple needed right about now was some more good news. 😉
P.E.D. continues, “The survey, conducted among a sample of 2,029 Chinese mobile phone users in February and March, found demand for smartphones to be surprisingly strong. 88% of respondents said they expected the next phone they bought would be a smartphone. And 30% of those who planned to buy a 3G phone said they expected to buy an iPhone, even at its current price. If price were not a consideration, that number would jump to 53%, according to the survey.”
Read more in the full article, which includes a chart of the features respondents said they cared most about, which according to Morgan Stanley’s analysis will shift the balance in Apple’s favor as Internet use increases here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Dan K.” and “Brawndo Drinker” for the heads up.]