Finds high pent up demand for iPhone 5 among Verizon subscribers and Android owners
It's only a tiny sample, so large conclusions must not be drawn. But the survey results reported in Gene Munster's note to Piper Jaffray clients Monday suggest that the pent-up demand for Apple's (AAPL) next iPhone could be even stronger than suspected.
In a survey of 216 mobile phone users conducted one recent week in Minneapolis ( in "food courts, on the street, near the entrance of a baseball stadium on a game day"), Munster found evidence that the iPhone's market share could by his estimate double in the next round of smartphone purchases. Specifically he found:
"In other words," Munster concludes, "our survey suggests Apple will take share from BlackBerry and, to a lesser degree, Android as well as other smartphones and feature phones in the future. "
Below: The spreadsheet from which the pie charts were drawn.
By Sunday, Gene Munster's team couldn't find an Apple tablet for sale at any retail outlet
Gene Munster's team at Piper Jaffray walked the iPad 2 lines in New York City and Minneapolis and interviewed 236 would-be buyers. They also called various retailers (Apple stores, Target, Best Buy, etc.) looking for product. The results of their survey were released Sunday night. Their findings:
Munster is sticking with his estimate of 400,000 to MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 13, 2011 8:39 PM ET
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