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Half of smartphone shoppers want iPhones

2011-07-19 06:33:41 GMT2011-07-19 14:33:41(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Looking to buy a new phone in the next 90 days? There's nearly a 50 percent chance you'll pick an iPhone, according to a new report.

A new survey from ChangeWave Research found that 48 percent of those looking to buy a new smartphone in the next three months plan on buying an Apple iPhone.

The report also said that 46 percent of those looking for a new device want an iOS device, while only 32 percent are interested in an Android operating system. Only four percent want a BlackBerry-powered device.

Right now, Android tops iPhone activations in the United States. The iPhone 5 is rumored to come out soon, so some industry experts speculate that consumers are holding off on new smartphone purchases until then.

The report also found that 70 percent existing Apple iOS users said they were the most satisfying satisfied with their operating system, while only half of Android users said the same.

ChangeWave also noted that Apple's iCloud service is helping the company maintaining its Apple fan base, with 29 percent of respondents saying they are more likely to buy Apple products since the new service was announced.

(Agencies)

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