As a person that really loves the majority of Apple products, I can understand why certain people would have a lot of faith in Apple and unreleased devices, although planning to buy the iPhone 5 without a release date or even knowing the crucial particulars can be seen as a little naive by critics.
One recent survey by UBS shows that Apple manages to keep 89-percent of iPhone owners, and this is pretty impressive considering how other brands like RIM have been losing customers, with an apparent retention rate of 33 percent, according to the survey. Considering the damage done by the signal problems with iPhone 4 and how Apple gave away free cases to help fix this issue, it’s impressive how dedicated Apple iPhone owners are.
You can see more charts in this article here, which show the percentage of users moving to and from brands, and the parts of the world they’re from. It’s worth pointing out that this poll was run on only 515 smartphone users, which is a small number when trying to make judgments like this.
We’ve also heard about some issues Wintek are having with touch panels, and this article claims that this could affect the iPhone 5 release date, although that date is still anyone’s guess. It has been reported that Wintek supply up to 25 percent of iPhone 5 touch panels, and it was first thought that Apple would aim to ship over 25 million iPhone 5’s in this next quarter.
How confident are you that Apple will deliver with iPhone 5? Have you already decided that you want one, even if you don’t have any solid specs yet? You may also want to read about a possible cheaper iPhone 4S phone that could ship within the next month, and vote on the price point you think is correct for this device.