41% of Mobile Users in North America Plan to Buy the iPhone 5

A recent InMobi consumer smartphone survey uncovers that 41% of current mobile users in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada plan to buy an iPhone 5 in the near future. If Apple does indeed release a rumored new mid-range iPhone model instead of a full-fledged iPhone 5, however, that percentage drops significantly to as low as 11%.

The study finds that consumers are most hopeful for improved battery life, increased processing speed, higher-quality screen resolution, and stronger phone service. 51% of current iPhone users plan on purchasing the iPhone 5, while only 27% of Android smartphone users plan on making the switch. 52% of BlackBerry users plan on switching to the iPhone 5 too, which could relate to the struggles that Research in Motion has been facing over the past several months.


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