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iPhone 5 sales to smash iPhone 4, says survey

iPhone 5 sales to smash iPhone 4, says survey

iPhone 5 sales look set to smash those of the iPhone 4 out of the park, a survey suggests, as last year’s antennagate fiasco becomes a dim and distant memory.

In a poll of 2,200 iPhone 4 users conducted by RBC Capital and ChangeWave, 66 per cent of respondents said they were ‘very/somewhat likely’ to get on board with Apple’s fifth-generation kit.

But said handset’s appeal isn’t restricted to fully paid-up fanboys, either. Among non-iPhone owners, some 31 per cent of those quizzed also described themselves as ‘very/somewhat’ likely to buy the House of Cupertino’s fifth tilt at a smartphone.

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Not unreasonably, the study has prompted RBC Capital’s influential analyst Mike Abramsky to upwardly revise the company’s first quarter sales estimates for the iPhone 5 from 24.4 million to a whopping 27 million.

The results are all the more remarkable given how little we know about the iPhone 5 so far. However, if rumours are to be trusted it’s going to be a pretty substantial upgrade with an eight-megapixel snapper (compared with the current-gen edition’s five megapixels), a dual core processor and a four-inch screen.

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