Better that one in two (56%) of the respondents in a December survey of early adopter types who plan to buy a smartphone in the next 90 days say they’ll get an iPhone.
“This is the highest level of Apple demand ever recorded in our smart phone survey three months after a major new release,” said Andy Golub of 451 Research.
Samsung is beginning to bounce back, he adds, “after a big decline last quarter due to the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus launches.”
The survey also found growing demand for jumbo phones. Three-in-five (60%) would-be buyers said they wanted a 5 inch screen or larger — a 7-point jump in phablet demand since September, and double the level 15 months ago.
The survey was taken in December. Of the 4,126 Changewave members who responded, 16.1% said they were in the market for a smartphone. The sample is small and hardly representative of the global market, but 451 Research’s ChangeWave surveys have proved in the past to be good early indicators.
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UPDATE: More fuel for the iPhone fire Friday morning from a separate CIRP survey of 500 Americans who activated a new or used phone in last three months of 2014:
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