Apple’s elusive and as yet unannounced iPhone 5 is already finding its way onto the shopping lists of Android and BlackBerry users across the world, according to new research. A study carried out by a leading online body has suggested that up to 41% of all mobile phone users in the US, Canada and Mexico are planning to buy the new iPhone at some point in the future.
The research revealed data suggesting that more than half of all current BlackBerry users are planning a switch to the new iPhone 5, with at least 27% of Android users planning to follow suit. Of current iPhone users, 51% are now thought to be looking for an upgrade when available.
Needless to say, should the figures prove in any way accurate, the new iPhone 5 will be the most successful launch of Apple to date and smash a world of records.
Furthermore, out of all those surveyed who suggested that they were considering a switch to the iPhone 5, at least 50% stated that they would be doing so within the next six months alone. According to the study, this would help Apple to increase their market share from the current 27% from June to a leading 41%.
Of course, such figures will only ring true if the iPhone 5 materializes as an all new beast touting a bigger and better screen, faster processor and a world of other adornments. Should the upcoming release be nothing more than an upgraded or perhaps even cheaper iPhone 4S, the study has shown that at least 15% less users would have any interest in investing.