Consumers might not be as sold on the iPhone 5 as record-breaking pre-order sales numbers suggest, a poll shows.
In a survey of uSwitch Tech fans conducted before the unveiling of the iPhone 5 earlier this month, some 62 per cent of those quizzed said they planned to buy the smartphone.
However, two weeks later the figures tell a very different story. Now consumers have given the phone a proper once-over, the proportion of people who still expressed an interest in buying the sixth-generation Apple smartphone has fallen to 49.94 per cent.
The findings hint that consumers might not share the same enthusiasm for the handset evidenced in the slew of enraptured reviews from tech scribes and the two million punters who ordered the phone within 24 hours of it going on pre-sale.
News of dissenters in a world apparently increasingly in love with the iPhone comes amid widespread complaints today about the new Apple Maps mapping software which has replaced the tried and trusted Google Maps.
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