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Only one in every five Android users plans to purchase the iPhone 5 when it's released, according to a recent survey.

According to a recent survey by TechBargains.com, only one out of every five Android users plans to purchase the iPhone 5 when it's released. Not surprisingly, the largest groups of people who intend to buy the iPhone 5 are previous iPhone owners. If you favor Android, what would it take for you to make the move to an iPhone? Share your opinion in the discussion thread below.

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griswald.goulton
griswald.goulton

History books will show litigious Apple plus drug companies as Barnacles on the sphincter of progress, it would be poetic justice if the people involved would one day find themselves on their deathbed wishing that science in general was more advanced. Born too soon or born stupid?

WLaddR
WLaddR

Only one in five Android users to buy an iPhone 5? I don't care who you are; if you can capture 20% of your competition from half-a-dozen other companies you're doing something right. I doubt there's one in five Android users out there who are previous iPhone owners so that's a lot of converts to the Apple camp.

za5g
za5g

If the new Iphone 5 will support a "Boot Camp" to let me install the Windows Phone 8...or at least Windows Embledded Handheld 6.5 (WM6.5), I will buy for sure one, or maybe more....otherwise never! :)

swilliams30512
swilliams30512

The last Apple product I owned was the Nano. I didn't buy it, it was a gift. Apple might have a decent product to release with the 5 if they would worry about their own products instead of trying to sue all of their Android competitors. Why would I spend an exorbitant amount of money on something that basically is fixing a few bugs and changing the form factor? They are touting the new 4G lte that will be available with the iPhone5, but why didn't the iPhone4 or 4s have it? Android 4G devices have been available at least since the iPhone 4s was released. The days of Apple withholding some feature so they can sell the latest and greatest device are over. With hardware for Android based systems getting better, having longer battery life, not freezing up, etc, and Apple releasing a whole new device, when they basically just need to do a a new iOS release, the iPhone5 may be the release that allows Android smartphones and devices to catch up and possibly surpass it.

hhitchco
hhitchco

I absolutely will NOT be buying anything that Apple produces. Talk about your Evil Empires! Aplle ranks #1 in my book. They passed MS some time ago in the "Evil Empire" category. And besides, I'm really happy with the Android setup. And I'm waiting for W8 to be released. If it works as advertised, that is probably what I will be headed for when it comes out.

HornHonker
HornHonker

A way that allows me to play media content without having to convert the whole lot to AAC or MP4 (for video) and sync through that piece of bloatware called iTunes would be a good start. The probability of that ever happening approaches zero percent, so I think I'll be sticking with Android for the foreseeable future, no matter how good the design of the 5. This is coming from someone with a household *full* of iDevices, so I think I can speak from an informed position. The lack of the ability to drop and drag my own ripped music files directly onto my device (from my own paid-for CD collection), really irks me. Can't see that ever changing in the iWorld. Martin.

Hazydave
Hazydave

Folks often respond positive on these things, but don't follow though. And particularly for Apple. Over 50% of students entering college claim they're going to MacOS PCs. Less than 25% do -- and that's still a very high number for Apple, currently at 5.1% of all new PC sales (though still growing, unlike most of the rest of the PC industry... they were 4.5% last year).