Changewave Research is out this morning with the newest survey based on a poll of 4,163 consumers in June, eleven percent of which were outside the US. The research focused on planned and past purchases of smartphones, showing that Apple’s handset is still the preferred device in spite of Android becoming the top-selling smartphone platform as millions of feature phone consumers in the United States and elsewhere upgrade to their first smartphone, usually a cheap Android handset.
According to the research firm, the iPhone is the go-to phone for some 46 percent of respondents planning to buy a smartphone in the next 90 days, a two percentage points increase over Changewave’s March survey. Google’s Android is second with a 32 percent share of smartphone purchases planned in the next 90 days. Google, however, grew just one percentage point in the eyes of the consumer from the March survey.