We all know how the smartphone arena is these days. It’s crowded and there’s always something new to talk about.
But despite the fact that smartphones and also other electronic devices have a tendency to rise and fall fairly quickly, that doesn’t appear to be the case with Apple products, especially with the iPhone 4S. Actually, even after six months since it started selling an iPhone, the market demand for Apple’s prime baby has continued to improve. In particular, almost six out of ten shoppers want an iPhone 4S.
Based on a survey released by ChangeWave, 56 percent of respondents who plans to purchase a smartphone within the subsequent three months want an iPhone. That’s a two percent increase compared to ChangeWave’s preceding analysis carried out through the last holiday shopping season, which was shortly after the iPhone 4S was released. Meanwhile, from December 2011 to March 2012, the demand for Motorola handsets decreased by a single percentage point. Samsung, a South Korea based company, remained flat at 13 percent. Surprisingly, RIM seemed to recover with a point to score 3 percent. Apple’s 56 percent is reportedly the second highest score ChangeWave has ever recorded.
The research company also identified that back in December, 96 percent of respondents had been happy with their spanking new iPhone 4S. Apple’s lead in buyer satisfaction has a great impact in selling an iPhone due to the fact buyer satisfaction will be the essential metric with technologies we use a half a dozen times a day.
And notwithstanding the truth that the iPhone 4S on the outside looks exactly the same as its predecessor, it has nonetheless captured the interest of early adopters at the expense of shiny new devices from other vendors. That might be all due to Siri, Apple's virtual assistant. Siri’s reputation has been somewhat of a controversial subject in the past six months as well. Based on another study from Parks Associates, a consulting firm, Siri is so well known that it has become a must-have. Surprisingly, 87 percent of iPhone 4S owners surveyed use at the very least, one Siri-related function every single month.
Parks surveyed 482 iPhone 4S owners to attempt to gauge how common Siri is. As aforementioned, nearly 90 percent of them admitted that they utilized the assistant on a monthly basis for comprehensively one or several other tasks.
It appears that generating phone calls and sending text messages was probably the most common activity using Siri, which is roughly a third of the respondents. In contrast, 35 percent of the participants stated that they utilized the assistant to play music or schedule a meeting. Apple nevertheless has labeled the Siri function as a ‘beta’ item, and is expected to drastically expand the digital assistant’s competences at some point for the future iPhone generations. We’re betting the future Siri upgrades would make current users want to start selling an iPhone 4S early on!