updated 03:50 pm EDT, Thu June 19, 2008
42 percent want iPhone
Some 42 percent of the public are interested in buying an iPhone, a new PriceGrabber study suggests. Between May 20th and June 5th, the group surveyed some 3,066 people online, and found that an unusually large number of people wanted the device, while another 4 percent already had one. Of the 54 percent that did not intend to buy an iPhone, 41 percent said it was too expensive, while 22 percent said they refused to subscribe to AT&T. The survey predates Apple's iPhone 3G announcement, in which lower $199 and $299 prices were revealed.
Other facts suggested by PriceGrabber include the choice of finger navigation as the iPhone's best feature, at 35 percent of current or potential owners. Another 17 percent picked web browsing, and 16 percent favoring the built-in applications. Despite the nominally media-heavy design of the iPhone, music and video playback is said to have been fourth in priority, registering at 10 percent.