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Two thirds expect new iPhone to be a flop, says survey

Public vote for Samsung success to knock Apple smartphone dominance

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The iPhone 5S/6 will be too expensive, poor quality, too similar, and boring. Watch out, Apple. A survey of suggests that consumers believe that Android phones, such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, will be more popular than the next version of the iPhone expected later this year. See New iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 release date UK: When will the new iPhone arrive?

Nearly two thirds of respondents to a survey predicted that the new iPhone will be a flop. A similar number said that Samsung’s Galaxy smartphone would become a more popular brand than the iPhone.

The study, conducted by www.mobilephonechecker.co.uk, polled 2,007 adults aged 18 and over from across the UK in a bid to determine attitudes towards the forthcoming release of the new handset.

Of concern to Apple will be the fact that 34 percent of respondents were iPhone owners. 22 percent owned a BlackBerry and just 14 percent already used a Samsung smartphone.

When asked whether they believed that the new Apple iPhone handset will prove to be a success in terms of sales 65 percent answered ‘No’.

The top five answers given by respondents for why they thought the new iPhone would flop were as follows:

1. Samsung’s increasingly dominance in the smartphone market (31%)

2. The iPhone is too expensive (26%)

3. Apple doesn’t build the quality products it used to (23%)

4. The new iPhone will be too similar to iPhone 5 (22%)

5. People aren’t as excited about new iPhone releases as they used to be (19%)

When then questioned which new smartphone release will be the standout phone in the coming months 49 percent of respondents forecast that the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini will be a hit. Only 33 percent put their trust in the iPhone 5S/6 to be a hit like all the others before it.

Using the very same data it could, of course, very easily be argued that the same number of people who currently own an iPhone believe the new iPhone will be a success, and everyone else thinks otherwise.

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