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Apple iPhone 4S demand still high and rising - survey

ChangeWave poll reveals that the six-month-old iPhone's demand is higher now than it was in December

A survey has revealed that the iPhone 4S is still in popular demand, despite Apple's smartphone being over six months old. There are more people are planning on purchasing the iPhone 4S within the next three months than there were in December.

The poll, carried out by ChangeWave Research, asked 4,413 people, who are planning on buying a smartphone within the next 90 days, which manufacturer they would be purchasing their device from. 56 per cent answered Apple iPhone, with Samsung, the manufacturer who came second in the poll, trailing far behind with just 13 per cent of the votes.

It seems that rumours of a new iPhone haven't deterred consumers from buying current models of the iPhone, despite predictions of a June launch.

Of the participants in ChangeWave's poll, 6 per cent answered Motorola, 3 per cent answered HTC and 3 per cent answered RIM/Blackberry.

In December, just two months after the iPhone 4S was launched and the period leading up to Christmas, ChangeWave asked consumers the same question. 54 per cent (2 per cent less than the recent survey) answered Apple iPhone.

CNN reports that the 56 per cent result for Apple is the second highest ChangeWave has ever recorded. The highest record (65 per cent) reached by the iPhone 4S just before it's launch in October.


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