The results of a recent ChangeWave survey conducted in August shows a strong interest in Apple's next-generation iPhone hardware. Dubbed the "iPhone 5," it is widely expected to be unveiled by Apple in the next few weeks and will likely ship by mid-October. Meanwhile, demand for the iPhone 4, which has now been on the market for well over 12 months, seems to continue unabated.
ChangeWave surveyed 2,200 potential smartphone buyers at the behest of RBC Capital to gauge the interest in Apple's newest hardware, according to Fortune. Nearly one-third of the respondents were either "very likely" or "somewhat likely" to buy an iPhone 5 when Apple makes it available. In comparison, just 25 percent of respondents were planning an iPhone 4 purchase in a similar survey conducted last June. The high demand echoes results from an earlier ChangeWave survey from June, which showed a strong preference for iPhones over Android and RIM devices among those surveyed.