Tim Cook at the iPhone 4S media event in October 2011. Photo: Brian X. Chen/Wired
Apple’s iPhone 5 looks set to grab a big chunk of current Android users, according to a survey by TechBargains.com. More than 20 percent of the respondents who identified themselves as Android users said they plan to dump their current handset for Apple’s next iPhone. That goes along with 38 percent of Blackberry users who said they’d also be making the jump to iOS.
And Apple can count on plenty of current iPhone users to get in line for the new model, too, with 74 percent of iPhone 4 users and 64 percent of iPhone 4S users also saying they plan to switch to the iPhone 5.
The survey of more than 1,300 people also found that most smartphone shoppers are looking for a device with longer battery life, a faster processor, and 4G LTE connectivity. A bigger screen and microSD were the fourth and fifth most popular features voters selected.
The iPhone 4S was Apple’s most successful iPhone launch ever, but if this survey is accurate, the iPhone 5 might rewrite the record books. And that would come just in time for Apple, as it was announced this week that rival Samsung’s Galaxy S III is now the top-selling smartphone in the U.S.