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.
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How exactly did Samsung overtake Apple in "overall satisfaction"?
FORTUNE -- You can hardly blame the reporters and editors who wrote all those headlines proclaiming Samsung's victory over Apple (AAPL) in J.D. Power and Associates' 2013 U.S. Tablet Satisfaction Survey.
After all, that's what J.D. Power's press release said. Sort of.
But reporters who got their hands on the attached chart were left scratching their heads. It details Samsung's performance in the five MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 31, 2013 9:05 PM ET
For Apple, 42% from previous iPhone owners. For Samsung, mostly 'droids and dumb phones.
FORTUNE -- Twenty percent of Apple's (AAPL) iPhone customers over the past year were switching from an Android phone, but only 7% of Samsung buyers had previously owned an iPhone, according to a new study released to Fortune by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners.
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Republicans, Hispanics and young Americans ages 18-29 see it as particularly bright
A national survey of 1,066 registered voters conducted by Poll Position on Oct. 30, three and a half weeks after Steve Jobs' death, asked which of three high-tech companies -- Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOG) or Facebook -- had the brightest future.
As you can see by the results, Apple with 43.6% came out well ahead of Google (25.9%) and Facebook MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 1, 2011 2:01 PM ET
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