ChangeWave: More than half of smartphone buyers plan to buy an Apple iPhone

“The next few months should be very good for Apple and Samsung — and not so good for HTC and Research in Motion — according to the results of a survey of 4,000 North American early adopters posted Monday by ChangeWave Research,” Phillip Elmer-Dewitt reports for Fortune.

“More than half of the respondents who plan to buy a smartphone in the next 90 days are leaning toward an iPhone, down from 65% last quarter but far more than any of Apple’s competitors,” P.E.D. reports. “As the report put it: ‘Apple has never dominated smart phone planned buying to this extent more than two months after a major new release.'”

“HTC and RIM both lost ground in the most recent survey. Interest in buying HTC phones fell from 6% to 3% and RIM hit a new low at 2%. Since it peaked in September 2008, interest in RIM’s BlackBerry line has fallen in 9 of the past 12 ChangeWave surveys,” P.E.D. reports. “According to ChangeWave, the key reason for the iPhone’s ‘extraordinary demand’ is its ‘industry leading’ customer satisfaction rating — especially compared with Nokia, RIM and GoogleAndroid phones. In the current survey, three out of four iPhone owners say they are ‘very satisfied’ with their smartphone. None of the others come close.

Check out the charts in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Edward Weber” for the heads up.]


  1. As I said on another thread, hard to switch when you Android breaks and the Verison store tells you that you have to wait a month for an iPhone. There are people that want to switch but the carriers are holding them back. If you’re running a business, you can’t wait and go without a cell phone.

    1. talk to a manager… And tell them you will walk out the door and to AT&T/sprint.

      Don’t be an ass, but if you have been with them for awhile they do tend to work with you when you push them.

      I upgraded my iPhone 4 early at the new 2 year contract price cause I took the time to talk with a manager and discuss the options I had.
      Also been with AT&T for 7-8 years, so that helps.

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