41% of smartphone owners are going to buy an iPhone 5

According to a study by InMobi, 41% of mobile phone users in North America (USA, Canada and Mexico) plan to purchase an iPhone 5 this fall, while half of them are going to do so within the next six months.

This means that Apple’s sales volume will increase from 27% to 41%, thus catching up with Android. iPhone 5 may become the most successful release in Apple’s history.

The figures given relate to the iPhone 5. If Apple releases only a modified version of the iPhone 4, then only 15% of respondents are inclined to buy it.

In any case, users would like the new iPhone to have a longer battery life, a more powerful processor and a high screen resolution, as well as a high-quality telephone connection.

According to the study, 52% of BlackBerry users are going to switch to the iPhone 5. 51% of owners of various iPhone models will do the same. Only 27% of Android users are going to change the platform, but even this will greatly affect Apple’s sales volumes.

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The forecasts are especially sad for RIM, the manufacturer of BlackBerry gadgets. The study showed that even if Apple releases only the iPhone 4S, 28% of BlackBerry users plan to change the platform. This is 2 times more than the same indicator for iPhone and Android users.

Even if the figures are not very accurate, the results of the study paint a pretty clear picture: there will be two clear leaders in the smartphone market – iPhone and Android.

However, it should be noted that the projected demand for the iPhone 5 requires Apple to produce enough smartphones to satisfy it. The company has noticeably increased shipments of the iPhone 4 over the past 15 months, but it will not be easy to cope with the wave of popularity of the iPhone 5.

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