FORTUNE -- Smartphone sales in the increasingly saturated U.S. market may have slowed, but if the results of a new survey are any indication, the larger-screen iPhone that Apple (AAPL) is supposedly set to release later this year could be a big hit -- at least among the early-adopter types.
In a March survey of 4,109 ChangeWave members, 26% of those planning to buy a smartphone in the next three months said they were "somewhat likely" and 14% "very likely" to buy what was described to them as a next-generation iPhone 6 with "a larger screen size, gesture control, a faster processor, an updated iOS operating system" and a starting price of $199 (with 2-year contract).
"This is the highest level of demand for an unannounced Apple model in a ChangeWave survey – stronger than we've seen in previous years for the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5 models prior to their announcements," said Andy Golub of 451 Research. "Speculation over a larger screen iPhone is clearly striking a chord with consumers."
If Apple does release a larger-screen iPhone, it will be playing catch-up to Samsung, whose 5.1-inch Galaxy S5 goes on sale Friday. The same ChangeWave survey found greater interest in the S5 than in any of the S-series Galaxies that preceded it. See chart below.
Out of the 13% of ChangeWave members who plan to buy a tablet, 72% plan to buy an iPad.
FORTUNE -- 'Tis the season to buy a tablet -- preferably an iPad -- according to a 451 Research ChangeWave report obtained by Fortune. Among the findings of a November survey of 2,480 ChangeWave members:13% planned to buy a tablet within the next 90 days, more than double the level three months ago and comparable MORE Philip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 12, 2013 8:20 AM ET
"Explosive" interest in buying Samsung smartphones approaches iPhone levels in U.S.
FORTUNE -- As the Galaxy S4 rolls out in the U.S. this week, Samsung is likely to experience its fourth and biggest wave yet of smartphone buying, according to a proprietary ChangeWave poll of early-adopter types conducted between March 21 and April 2.
The results from the survey of 4,011 ChangeWave members, which we obtained Saturday, were released to subscribers two weeks ago. MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 28, 2013 6:53 AM ET
The latest ChangeWave poll finds Samsung and Amazon stuck in single digits
FORTUNE -- When ChangeWave polled 1,400 early adopter types in March, 86% of those planning to buy a tablet had their eye on Apple's (AAPL) iPad.
The numbers are somewhat lower in a follow-up survey posted Tuesday under the headline Who Poses the Biggest Threat to Apple's iPad?
Still, the answer seems to be none of the above. In a poll MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 5, 2012 7:20 AM ET
Six months after its release, 56% of future smartphone buyers say they're getting Apple's
The 4,413 consumers polled in ChangeWave Research's March survey are not exactly a representative cross-section of the buying public. They're primarily American (87%) and almost all early-adopter types. But as ChangeWave members they do tend to indicate which way the technological wind is blowing.
And according the bar chart above, it's blowing Apple's (AAPL) way. Despite growing competition MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 11, 2012 12:15 PM ET
Apple's new tablet scored even higher than the old. Heat-gate was a nonissue.
It's not often you can get 200 people to agree about anything, nevermind something as controversial as a new Apple (AAPL) product.
But on several issues the new iPad owners surveyed last week by ChangeWave Research were practically unanimous.
98% were either satisfied (16%) or very satisfied (82%) with their new toy
What they liked best "by a landslide" (75%) was the MORE
Planned sales of competing tablets were falling even before the new iPad was revealed
This was supposed to be the year that Apple (AAPL) started losing market share in the rapidly growing tablet market.
That may be happening among consumers, if you count the Amazon's (AMZN) Kindle Fire as a full-fledged tablet. But there's no sign of it happening in the enterprise.
In fact, a ChangeWave survey of 1,604 business IT buyers conducted MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 13, 2012 9:01 AM ET
Chief complaints: lack of volume control or camera and that the battery life's too short
They liked the price, the color screen and the selection of books on Amazon (AMZN). They wish it had a volume control button and a camera and that the battery lasted longer.
Those are some of the results of a survey of 254 Kindle Fire owners conducted in January by ChangeWave Reserach, a service of 451 Research.
54% MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 2, 2012 6:02 AM ET
Interest in the Galaxy Nexus is high, but the iPhone still leads in customer satisfaction
The next few months should be very good for Apple (AAPL) and Samsung -- and not so good for HTC and Research in Motion (RIMM) -- according to the results of a survey of 4,000 North American early adopters posted Monday by ChangeWave Research.
More than half of the respondents who plan to buy a smartphone in MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 9, 2012 7:07 AM ET
Up from 93% with iPhone 4. What they like most: Siri. Least: Too short battery life.
Despite widely publicized reports of unexplained battery drainage, the satisfaction ratings on Apple's (AAPL) latest iPhone continue to hover in what ChangeWave research director Paul Carton calls "nosebleed territory."
In a survey of 215 new iPhone 4S owners, 77% declared themselves "very satisfied" and 19% "somewhat satisfied" with their new phones. Only 2% were "disappointed."
Given the margin MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 1, 2011 7:00 AM ET
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