“A significant number of Verizon customers are waiting for Apple’s fifth-generation iPhone, rather than buying the currently available iPhone 4, a new survey has found,” Katie Marsal reports for AppleInsider.
“Analyst Gene Munster with Piper Jaffray polled a small sample of 216 mobile phone users about their phones and carriers,” Marsal reports. “Of Verizon subscribers who do not have an iPhone but plan to buy an iPhone next, 74 percent are specifically waiting for Apple’s anticipated ‘iPhone 5.’ For comparison, just 53 percent of AT&T customers who plan to buy an iPhone said they are waiting for the fifth-generation model.”
Marsal reports, “‘This pent up demand for the next iPhone at Verizon may drive numbers higher than the 3.8 (million) units we are modeling Apple to sell through Verizon in the Sept. quarter,’ Munster wrote. ‘And our overall iPhone unit estimate of 22.0m in the Sept. quarter may prove to be conservative.'”
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