“Smartphone sales in the increasingly saturated U.S. market may have slowed, but if the results of a new survey are any indication, the larger-screen iPhone that Apple is supposedly set to release later this year could be a big hit — at least among the early-adopter types,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune. “”
“In a March survey of 4,109 ChangeWave members, 26% of those planning to buy a smartphone in the next three months said they were ‘somewhat likely’ and 14% ‘very likely’ to buy what was described to them as a next-generation iPhone 6 with ‘a larger screen size, gesture control, a faster processor, an updated iOS operating system’ and a starting price of $199 (with 2-year contract),” P.E.D. reports. “‘This is the highest level of demand for an unannounced Apple model in a ChangeWave survey – stronger than we’ve seen in previous years for the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5 models prior to their announcements,’ said Andy Golub of 451 Research. ‘Speculation over a larger screen iPhone is clearly striking a chord with consumers.'”
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