If you’ve been following iOS news for any real amount of time, every release of a new iPhone seems to be bigger than the one before — especially with a major upgrade expected soon. With the new iPhone on the way, a survey from ChangeWave research shows demand is higher than ever.
The survey was taken in June of some 4,000 customers, and looked at demand for the Samsung Galaxy S III, and that of the upcoming, not-even-announced, “iPhone 5.” I’ll give you three guesses as to which was more popular, and the first two don’t count.
According to the report, 14% of consumers were “very likely” to get the new iPhone, and 17% were “somewhat likely” — that’s up from 10% and 11.5% from last year’s iPhone 4S excitement. So, what about the Samsung Galaxy S III? 2% “very likely”, and 7% “somewhat likely”.
That said, it’s not like Samsung is doing poorly, there’s been a four-fold spike in interest in the company since March.
But that interest in the new iPhone? “But the number-one finding of the survey is the unprecedented level of advance demand for the next-generation iPhone, which Apple is expected to release later this year.”