Gadget insurance company ProtectYourBubble.com released the results of a poll fielded in New York City of over 150 Apple fans in line for the new iPhone 5. The research reveals 51.7% of Apple fans value their iPhone over their wallet. That’s crazy, but that’s not all:
Of the Apple fans waiting in NYC lines, 74% were male and 26% were female and their average age is 25.
40.6% of Apple customers have previously purchased three or more earlier model iPhones.
Apple fans waited an average of 2-4 hours in line to get their hands on the new iPhone.
33.6% of Apple fans would prefer to have lunch with Steve Jobs; 27.3% would want to break bread with Albert Einstein, 23.1% with JFK, whereas only 17.5% want to hang out with Lady Gaga.
If Siri were a real person, most Apple fans in line (27.8%) imagine she would look like Angelina Jolie. Tied in a close second with 25% of the vote are Betty White and Cameron Diaz.
The new features Apple fans are most looking forward to using include the bigger screen with 41.7% of the vote; a stronger battery came in second at 29.2%, followed by sleek design (25.7%) and a more powerful camera (22.9%).
32.2% of Apple fans are planning to buy iPhone 5 insurance.
43.4% of the people polled did not know that replacing their iPhone 5 without a contract can cost as much as $749 versus the subsidized rate of $299 for the iPhone 5 32 GB underscoring the importance or researching and purchasing gadget insurance.
The second most popular brand for Apple fans is Samsung. Other popular brands include Sony, Starbucks, Gucci and Nike.
ProtectYourBubble.com provides iPhone insurance plans for US customers for $7.99 per month that include 24-hour replacement and protection against loss, theft, accidents, damage and more.