Demand for Apple’s iPhone 4S greater than even last December

“Consumer interest in the iPhone 4S is greater now than it was last December, smack dab in the middle of the holiday shopping season.,” John Paczkowski reports for AllThingsD.

“That’s the word from ChangeWave (via Apple 2.0, which surveyed 4,413 consumers about their smartphone purchasing plans),” Paczkowski reports. “Among respondents who plan to buy a smartphone in the next three months, 56 percent said they’ll purchase an iPhone. That’s two percentage points more than ChangeWave’s last survey, taken in December of 2011.”

ChangeWave; Furute smartphone buyers December 2011 vs. March 2012

Read more in the full article here.

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

15 Comments

  1. And yet some jackass analyst downgraded Apple because he THINKS that carriers might not be willing to pay subsidies for Apple’s iPhone in the near future. Jeez. I don’t know where these so-called analysts get their brilliant notions from. iPhone is an extremely consumer-driven product. No carrier in their right mind is going to turn away the iPhone as long as the iPhone is as popular as it is. The carriers in this case are not in control. Consumers would be up in arms.

  2. Carriers would be stupid if they don’t subsidizie the iPhone. It will hurt their sales and really the only reason cellphones are growing is because of the iPhone.

  3. The iPhone is extremely iconic. Whenever an iPhone appears in a show my kids say, “Look dad, another iPhone.” Any other phone goes completely unnoticed. ANY other phone is simply a phone. It’s like the difference between dogs and cats. There are dachshunds, poodles, dobermans, German shepherds, bichon frises, pugs, etc., etc. And there are cats.

  4. Since 2007 when i spent 12hours waiting at APPLES I-PHONE INAUGERAL IN ROOSEVELT FIELD IN LONG ISLAND, I NEW APPLE WAS THE BIG STAR AND WOULD BLOW AWAY ALL COMPETITION.
    BUT WHEN THE I-PHONE 5 comes out in JUNE WHOW ITS WILL LAUNCH INTO FIRST 1TRILLION STOCK COMPANY

  5. Another colleague of mine just got iPhones for his family. He had held off for a long time but switched since his old phones were falling apart.
    Apple are seeing a third wave of customers. Not the first adopters or the tech junkies, but regular people that are trading up to a smartphone. More of those are choosing iPhones because they are easier to manage than androids.

    1. A colleague of mine also bought an iPhone 4S as 1st time smartphone buyer. The thing is she hasn’t got it yet. She has to wait 1-2 weeks for it, they are soldout. Reason, there’s a price war on smartphone plans in Sweden now, pick a smartphone, pay ~40$/month with data. The operators push all other smartphoness but iPhone in their ads, doesn’t seem to help…

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