Android, BlackBerry Bleeding Users to iPhone 4S

According to the latest data from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), Apple’s iPhone 4S is picking up scores of new users from rival platforms. Polling data published this week shows that 36 percent of iPhone 4S buyers previously owned Android, BlackBerry, or Palm devices. Shaken out, the numbers show that 50 percent of upgraders came …   Read More

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According to the latest data from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), Apple’s iPhone 4S is picking up scores of new users from rival platforms.

Polling data published this week shows that 36 percent of iPhone 4S buyers previously owned Android, BlackBerry, or Palm devices.

Shaken out, the numbers show that 50 percent of upgraders came from BlackBerry, 39 percent from an Android phone, and 10 percent from a Palm handset.

Although 43 percent of new iPhone 4S owners were upgrading from a previous generation of the iPhone, the strong number of platform jumpers impressed even the most optimistic of Apple supporters and market watchers.

“Apple sustained the strong demand at launch, and sold even more high-end models than before,” says CIRP co-founder Josh Lowitz. “iPhone started to take more sales from other smartphones, with 36 percent of buyers upgrading from an Android, Blackberry, or Palm, compared to 18 percent at launch.”

Later today, Apple will release its December quarter earnings.

If you’re an iPhone 4S owner, which devices did you upgrade from? Please weigh in with a thought or comment below.

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  2. Raphael

    i am an Iphone 4S user and i pretty much bought it as soon as it came out however since i Upgraded from the Iphone 3G and kept it for 2 years and suddenly bought the 4S to be honest im kind of bored of it lol. thinking of switching to blackberry bold 9900 just for a new experience after 3 months

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      I agree with you, at a time when many are upgrading from another platform, not a few others, the old iphone users who want to move the bow.

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