While we wait for any kind of official release date for the iPhone 5, one analyst believes there's going to be a massive amount of interest in Apple's next iPhone from current owners of Android-based devices. Business Insider reports that according to a note from Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, a quick survey shows that over a third of Android owners plan to switch over to the iPhone.
The story said that according to a survey of 216 mobile phone users in the city of Minneapolis, a whopping 94 percent of current iPhone users plan to purchase yet another iPhone. By contrast, just 47 percent of Android plan to purchase another Android phone. Also 42 percent of Android users say they plan to make the iPhone their next smartphone. The news is even worse for RIM; just 26 percent of owners of RIM's Blackberry phones plan to purchase yet another Blackberry. A whopping 67 percent of Blackberry owners plan to switch over to the iPhone. Overall 36 percent of smartphone users are waiting it out to purchase an iPhone 5. As we have reported earlier today rumors have varied about when the iPhone 5 will be released, with some saying September while others saying it won't come out until October.
The survey also looked at what wireless carrier smartphone users currently have and if they are planning to switch. 35 percent of the people survey currently use AT&T, followed closely by Verizon with 32 percent. However it looks like Verizon may pick up some new customers soon. The survey said that 40 percent of those surveyed said they would pick Verizon as its next wireless carrier followed by AT&T with 33 percent.