We’re picking up a lot of rumors about the iPhone 5 release lately and we figured that before we shower with you with a bunch of iPhone rumors (which might or might not be true), we’d rather give you tidbits of information. The thing about Apple’s rumor mill is that while some reports have been right all along, the odds of all these predicted features and specs being a reality are less than stellar. In fact, the iPhones we usually see during Apple’s keynotes are far from what people envision them to be. So before we go into rumor roundups, we’d like to know if you’re interested in getting an iPhone 5 (if it is really called iPhone 5)! Here’s a short checklist that you can answer to see if you’re consciously or subconsciously wanting to sell iPhone 4S and get an iPhone 5!
o Do you own an iPhone?
Recent studies show that people who currently own an iPhone are more likely to sell iPhone 3GS, 4 or 4S to buy a new iPhone or upgrade to the iPhone 5. A study conducted by PaidViewPoint showed that 46 percent of current iPhone users are planning to buy an iPhone 5 within six months of its release date. If you didn’t check this one then you might still be thinking about it.
o Do you own an iPhone 4 or 4S?
The same study showed that people who own an iPhone 4S or iPhone 4 are ‘extremely likely’ to buy the iPhone 5 once it hits the stores. On the other hand, people who have older iPhone models like iPhone 3GS, 3G, and iPhone original are less likely to get an upgrade. We’re thinking that they are either not much of an iPhone fan or they don’t have much money to spend on the iPhone 5. If you didn’t check this box, you’re probably still hesitating to sell iPhone 3GS.
o Are you an AT&T subscriber?
According to polls, AT&T subscribers are 1.5 times more likely to upgrade their iPhone to the iPhone 5 compared to people who own an iPhone that is contracted to Verizon. Quite frankly, this isn’t much of a surprise because apparently, over 75.5 percent of people with an iPhone are AT&T subscribers!
o Are you 18-34 years old?
It isn’t only PaidViewPoint that has pointed this out. iPhone users are mostly youngsters age 18 to 34. Actually, people in this age bracket are 31 percent more likely to sell iPhone to raise some money to get an iPhone 5! Meanwhile, people 35 and above are less likely to get an iPhone upgrade.
o Are you a self-confessed Apple fan boy/girl?
Of course, the best way to know if you’re bound to get an upgrade would be to know if you’re an Apple fan or not! Research shows that 50.9 percent of iPhone owners consider themselves Apple fanboys or fangirls based on self diagnosis! Want to know if you’re an iPhone fanboy/girl? We’ll deal with that in the next posting!