to the rumours that Apple will release two large screen iPhone variants
in September, the iPhone 6 seems to be already generating a huge level
of consumer interest.
According to a survey from 451 Research's
ChangeWave, the desire of buying the
next-generation iPhone has reached new heights. For the
yet-to-be-announced iPhone 6, 14 percent of the consumers are "very
likely" to buy the device, while 26 percent said they were "somewhat
likely" to purchase it.
survey, which was
answered by over 4,000 mostly North American respondents, asked customer
if they would buy an iPhone 6 based on the speculations, such as a
larger display, gesture control, an updated iOS, an even faster
processor than the iPhone 5s, and a starting price of $199 (with 2-year
As noted by 451 Research, the level of interest is up
from the last surveys for the iPhone 5s and a March
2012 survey for the iPhone 5.
is the highest level of demand for an unannounced Apple model in a
ChangeWave survey - stronger than we've seen in previous years for the
iPhone 5S and iPhone 5 models prior to their announcements," said Andy
Golub of 451 Research. "Speculation over a larger screen iPhone is
clearly striking a chord with consumers."
ChangeWave surveys have been tracking consumer interest in larger-screen
smartphones since 2012 - and throughout this time it has seen a growing
interest. In the latest survey, nearly half (47%) of planned smartphone
buyers say they're most interested in buying a 5-inch screen or larger -
the highest level since the question was added to the survey.
the survey suggests that consumers are really digging the idea of
Apple's next large-screen iPhone, it is likely to catch-up to the
Samsung Galaxy S5 buying interest on the release
day. The same company found greater consumer interest in Galaxy S5 than
any other S-series Galaxy smartphone.