toggle

AAPL Stock: 104.08 ( + 1.09 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Survey claims 40 percent of near-term upgraders set for larger iPhone

updated 09:22 am EDT, Thu April 10, 2014

Ascribes 'gesture control' as phone feature

About 40 percent of people planning to buy a smartphone in the next three months would be predisposed to buying an next-generation iPhone, according to a March ChangeWave survey. The group polled 4,109 people, and found that 26 percent said they were "somewhat likely" to buy an updated iPhone, while 14 percent were "very likely." ChangeWave says this is the highest demand for an unannounced iPhone it has ever seen.

The survey responses were based, however, on assumptions about what the next-generation iPhone will feature. Participants were asked about their interest in a phone with "a larger screen size, gesture control, a faster processor, an updated iOS operating system." While most of those data points are backed by rumors, gesture control -- beyond the basic touch commands already present -- is purely speculative. Apple has only explored patents related to concepts like air gestures, although it might want to implement them in light of competition from rival smartphone makers.

Bigger screen size is expected to be Apple's main selling point. The company is in fact said to be producing two new models, one measuring 4.7 inches and the other 5.5. The former is expected to ship in September or October, but the latter could ship as late as November, owing to production delays.





by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

  1. bdmarsh

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: 02-17-06

    I'll be upgrading, not because it is bigger, but because my iPhone 4 is more than due to be replaced :)

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

MacNN Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Kenu Airframe Plus

Simple, stylish and effective, the Kenu Airframe + portable car mount is the latest addition to Kenu's lineup. Released earlier this ...

Plantronics Rig Surround 7.1 headset

Trying to capture the true soundscape of video games can be a daunting task. Looking to surround-sound home theater options, users hav ...

Adesso Compagno X Bluetooth keyboard

The shift from typing on physical keyboards to digital versions on smartphones and tablets hasn't been an easy for many consumers. Fr ...

toggle

Most Commented