iPhone 5: Will Demand Out Reach the Supply?

September 20, 2011 | by

The iPhone 5 is slated to be released within the next month which has thousands of iPhone enthusiasts waiting on edge for their chance to leap at buying one of the new phones. It’s no wonder Apple die-hards are so excited about the iPhone 5. It has been about a year and a half since the last iPhone was released, and in terms of smart phones, that’s entirely too long. In fact, the iPhone 4 is starting to seem like some archaic primate tool used only for reverse phone lookup, texting, and making direct calls. Lame.

As of right now, more Apple iPhone users are demonstrating that they are more likely to purchase they iPhone 5 than they were the iPhone 4. Many iPhone users actually chose to skip the iPhone 4, and stick with the iPhone 3G to save a little bit of money because they didn’t anticipate an entirely new experience.

A survey conducted by ChangeWave Research indicated that 31 percent of 2,200 potential cell phone buyers were most likely going to purchase an iPhone 5. With the iPhone 4, only 25 percent said they would possibly purchase the mobile device. Of those who are already iPhone owners, 66 percent suggested that they would be upgrading iPhone 5 upon its arrival. With surveys like these, this percentage difference is incredible.

So will Apple have enough iPhone 5s to go around? Of course. Apple knows better. However, the predominate concern should be with the service providers that will exclusively offer the iPhone 5.

Verizon and AT&T no longer offer unlimited data plan, and for good reason. Free data generally results in a bandwidth overload making data service slow for all users. However, Sprint, who will finally get its hands on the iPhone, is trying to get a heads up on the market by offering an unlimited data plan. While this may be exciting for Sprint users, buyers beware. Sprint’s 4G network is weak compared to Verizon and AT&T’s, and the bandwidth ware down just may have people wondering why they paid good money for a phone that now runs only as fast as the previous iPhone.

There is no doubt that we are all excited to see the new iPhone. Every time alleged designs are posted online or actual concept phones are left in restaurants, all iPhone enthusiasts rush to their computers to download the images. While we are certain that Apple will deliver yet another great product, all of the service providers who will get their hands on the iPhone have yet to prove themselves. So if you are one of the 33 percent who is interested in getting an iPhone, concern yourself more with who you will be actually purchasing the phone from. Sprint may offer unlimited data, but as the saying goes: you get what you pay for.


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