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Survey: 42 percent considering iPhone

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.

by MacNN Staff



  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    worthless survey. Either that, or Apple missed out on a lot of phone sales in the last month.

    Oh, and as with yesterday's poll, 'wanting' a device does not mean you're considering it.

    And whether the poll was taken before or after the 'announced' price drop, a lot of people were already reading/believing/assuming there'd be a price drop.

    However, the poll on features at least has some merit, potentially. Maybe Apple hasn't pushed the iPod part of the iPhone enough. Or people really don't want to listen to music from their phones.

  1. thebiggfrogg

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Deceiving Headline

    Although I love Apple and wish them well, so I can continue to buy their terrific products and avoid the Win-dohs 'Dohs!' I, for once, have to agree with our troll Testicles, er, whatever his M'Softie-fanboi handle is. What sample are they talking about? The headline implies 42% of the public (America) are considering it, which would be massive, of course. And also very hard to believe. So this is people online? At PriceGrabber? Seems like a pretty skewed sample to me. Lots of technophiles and early adopter types. Plus, was the survey conducted online? Could fanboys vote more than once. In other, words how and with whom was the survey conducted? Come on, MacNN, do a little research, will ya?

    BTW, I want to listen to music and watch videos on my iPhone, I just don't want the phone, so I'm getting an iTouch (really want a PDA and am loathing the once-great Palm).

  1. Clive

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Fact is, consideration is worthless, these people just realise that they don't want to pay for the contract deal to which the iPhone is tied. I looked at the UK prices as the new hardware price on the phone started to seem reasonable - but then tie it into an 18 month O2 contract and it starts looking like a total of around 600 (USD:1,200) for the phone and poor airtime contract. If you want to push the boat out you'd end up spending more than double that.

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