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iPhone 5: Will Demand Out Reach the Supply?

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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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  • Analysts have anticipated that the launch of Apple’s iPhone 5 will attract an unprecedented demand from customers around the world. I’m a Verizon customer and can’t wait to get an iPhone, but I won’t use my upgrade until it is an lte iPhone. Why bother using it for this iPhone comin out if it isn’t an lte iPhone when almost assuredly one will be out within the next year. My plan is simple. Gt a new lte iPhone 5, or a used iPhone 4 from a third party. Either way, can’t wait to ditch the unstable, unpredictable update cycle that is android.

  • very interesting article!

  • Yes cant wait for the new iphone!


  • Upgrading might be the better option if you can keep your current unlimited deal. I have heard that also sprint will give the unlimited usage subscription for the new buyers.

    That means if you can sell your old one then why not buy a new one with adding some money.

  • Eagerly waiting for iPhone 5.. i think apple didn’t announced officially about this release date

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