Let’s be quite honest here, it shouldn’t big surprise any person in the mobile space that it’s expected that the iPhone 5, at the moment being referred to as the iPhone 5 will see amazing sales once Apple decide to deliver the latest iOS smartphone, as no doubt all of the iPhone faithful will instantly want to own the phone.
However reportedly iPhone sales are already strong before launch, as per a report over on CNN Money, Piper Jaffray expert Gene Munster has revealed the results of his yearly mobile phone survey, which took in 400 customers. When asked what was their present smart phone, 52 % own an iPhone, whilst 26 % own an Android mobile, and 6.5 % own a BlackBerry. When asked what smart phone they’d bought next, 65.5 % said they’d purchase the iPhone, with 51 % of those awaiting the iPhone 5, 19 % said an Android, and 2.5 % responded a BlackBerry.
Munster said that Android is still losing 33 % of present customers to the iPhone, and also notes that 38 % BlackBerry customers plan to dump BlackBerry in favor of an iPhone. Reportedly when shown scale drawings of the iPhone and a Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX, 56 % of those polled chose the small screen rather than the larger display of the RAZR MAXX, but one does have to remember this survey only took in 400 people.
Munster also indicates that over half of Apple’s income is represented by the iPhone, making the company’s future mostly dependent on the success of the iPhone. However Munster reports that over half of his projected 170 million sales of the apple iPhone for fiscal 2013 are ‘already in the bag’.