Analyst: iPhone 5 may double Apple’s market share

“It’s not clear if the iPhone 5 is coming in September or October, whether it will be a major upgrade or a minor one, nor whether Apple Inc. has one device or two up its sleeve,” Cromwell Schubarth reports for The Austin Business Journal.

“But Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster believes Apple could double its share of the smartphone market, based on a survey he did,” Schubarth reports. “His survey of 216 smartphone users found that 64 percent of them said their next phone will be an iPhone.”

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Schubarth reports, “Only 11 percent said their next purchase would be BlackBerry from Research in Motion Ltd. (Nasdaq: RIMM). About 17 percent said it would be an Android-powered phone.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Sarah” for the heads up.]


  1. A whole, whopping sample of 216?!

    What’d he do, ask everyone in line at lunch?

    I really wouldn’t want to make any investing decisions based on the feelings of a bunch of people waiting for a beef and cheddar at Arby’s.

    1. The margin of error is about 7% which means the true percent is likely between 57 and 71. The sample is too small to be meaningful in a close contest but it is meaningful here. A separate question is whether the sample is biased.

  2. Can’t wait !!
    I am
    Due for an upgrade Eh
    Anyway if they want to double market share the only sure fire way is China/ Asia.
    Asia is where the spending power is .

  3. They just need to make sure they get their supply right. I know of IPhone retailers who end up selling android phones because they can’t get enough iPhones and Apple won’t tell them when they will be getting more and how many.
    Most people will wait if they can have some certainty about how long.

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