41% Plan to Buy iPhone 5

Survey shows users clamoring for Apple's latest
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 29, 2011 12:16 PM CDT
41% Plan to Buy iPhone 5
Customers line up for the Apple iPhone 4 at new Apple Store during the launch of the device Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010 in Shanghai.   (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

(Newser) – Could the iPhone 5 be Apple’s biggest hit yet? Consumers still haven’t even seen the device—it’s set to be unveiled Tuesday—but a recent survey from the mobile ad network inMobi found that a whopping 41% of North American mobile users are already planning to buy the thing, MSNBC reports. And those sales will come at the expense of Apple’s rivals; more than half of BlackBerry users (52%) plan to defect, as do 27% of Android users.

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Of course, all those numbers go straight out the window if all Apple unveils next week is a modest iPhone 4 upgrade; less than 15% say they’d line up for that. Click here for the survey. (Read more iPhone 5 stories.)

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