22 percent of Android users willing to dump their handset for iPhone 5

Summary:In all, 10 percent of those surveyed are preparing to wait in line to be one of the first to get their hands on the new iPhone, and a further 35 percent planning to buy one online on the day of released.

A survey carried out by online retailer Techbargains suggests that 22 percent of existing Android users are getting ready to dump their handset in favor of Apple's next iPhone.

The retailer, which surveyed 1,332 people, found that of that 22 percent, 7 percent were going to buy the new iPhone as soon as it was available online, while 3 percent were willing to brave the elements and wait in line on the day of release.

The remaining 13 percent did not have a set timeframe in mind.

Note that the infographic incorrectly refers to the next iPhone as "the fifth generation phone". It will, in fact, be the sixth generation iPhone.

BlackBerry owners are even more disloyal, with 38 percent ready to make the switch to the new iPhone, and of that figure, 8 percent were willing to wait in line to get one on the day it is released.

Existing iPhone owners are just as eager to get their hands on the new iPhone. An incredible 64 percent of iPhone 4S owners plan to get the new handset at some point, a figure that rises to 71 percent for the iPhone 3GS.

Overall, the survey showed that 10 percent were going to wait in line to be one of the first to get their hands on the new iPhone, and a further 35 percent would be buying one online on the day of released.

As to the new features that people want, it's really a list of the usual suspects. 93 percent want better battery life, 90 percent want a faster processor, 83 percent want 4G/LTE and 76 percent want a bigger screen. Aside from the functional aspects, 66 percent want a thinner handset, and 66 percent want one that lighter.

The group that is going to be most disappointed come the expected unveiling on September 12 are the 69 percent of respondents who want to see a micro-SD slot on the new iPhone.

Image source: Techbargains.

Topics: iPhone, Apple, iOS, Mobility, Smartphones

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